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All eyes will be on the Scot as Murray takes on Robin Haase in the first round of the Australian Open in the early hours of Tuesday morning and it should be a routine victory for the British number one.
After his US Open success back in September, Murray will have the confidence to go all the way in Melbourne and claim his second Grand Slam title, but as ever in these tournaments, he has to hit the ground running and build a lot of momentum for the latter stages.
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The Scotsman is the number-three-seed for this Australian Open and he knows he might have to beat both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to claim a victory here.
However, focus must be on this first round at the moment as any complacency is sure to be punished.
Murray’s attitude and hard work in the closed season often means he starts the year well and he will be looking to claim a straight sets win on Tuesday and breeze into the second round.
The 25-year-old knows that a win in Australia often sets you up for a superb year as it gives you the momentum and confidence in the rest of the tournaments you play. He might see 2013 as his year, especially with Rafael Nadal still not in action.
Murray is part of the elite three in this tournament, so his odds of winning are shorter than if Nadal was playing. It could be his best chance to lift the trophy.
Haase is not to be taken lightly though as the Dutchman did reach the third round in this competition back in 2011, so knows what the opening stages are all about and how to win a match here.
That said, he has never come up against anyone of Murray’s quality in Melbourne and the man from the Netherlands will try and put up a fight, but knows it is going to take something really special to make the next round Down Under.
Haase has also given his opponent a scare, in the 2011 US Open, as he led by two sets to love, but couldn’t hold out for a victory and ended up losing 3-2.
That should mean he comes into this one in decent spirits, but Murray is a much better player that he was a couple of years ago and has proven recently that he is one of the best in the world, so it is going to be a very tough test for Haase to cause any problems.
The favourite has been runner-up in the Australian Open twice, so he will be desperate to go one better this time out.
The first round can sometimes be a bit of a cagey affair and both players might take a while to get going. Of course, Murray should be a convincing winner and look to show the rest of the competition that he is in fine form.
With the tennis he has been playing under coach Ivan Lendl, this should be a great encounter to watch and one that Andy Murray is sure to be looking forward to competing in.