Murray to practice at Mubadala World Tennis Championship courts ahead of 2018 season

Sport360 staff 13:04 28/12/2017
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Murray has not played competitive tennis since July.

Andy Murray will step-up his preparations for the 2018 season by conducting a training block at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

  • WATCH Andy Murray’s first practice session in Abu Dhabi

The Scot, who is only practicing and not competing in Abu Dhabi, will take to the courts at the Zayed Sports City venue to fine-tune his off-season before travelling to Australia.

It is still unclear, however, just when Murray will be ready to return to the match court proper and a decision is still to be made over his participation in the upcoming Brisbane International event.

For Murray and his team, though, the ultimate goal is for him to be in the best possible shape ahead of the Australian Open, beginning on January 15.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, has not played a competitive match since a five-set defeat to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July.

Since then, the 30-year-old has had to contend with a nagging right hip problem.

The Brit will have the chance to hit with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem in the UAE capital.

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