Andy Murray Is Targeting An Australian Open Title [Video]
by Tom Gainey | January 12th, 2016, 12:21 pm
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After four runner-up finishes, Andy Murray says his big goal right now isn’t the No. 1 ranking, but it is to finally win the Australian Open.

“I’ve been close many times,” Murray said. “{Winning the Australian Open] that’s my No. 1 goal.”

Murray will also have an eye on his wife Kim who is expecting a baby in early February. Murray has stated that he will leave the tournament if the baby comes early.

Murray will be seeded second when the draw is released Friday in Melbourne.

Here he met some ballkids:


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28 Comments for Andy Murray Is Targeting An Australian Open Title [Video]

Margot Says:

A bit of a non-story IMHO. Now, if Andy had said he ain’t bothered, THAT would’ve been a bit of a story.
However, Andy has also said if the baby arrives early, his bags are packed and he’s off!


Sarah Says:

Well, I think the are some more important things thank GS in life :)….
I am really glad for Andy, and he did achieve something in his life for GB. My respects


Sarah Says:

edit: as, not thank…


Gypsy Gal Says:

AO Hasnt been a happy hunting ground for Andy,and with the baby on the way his mind might be elsewhere,but i certainly hope not anyway,nice pictures BTW,give it your best shot….


scineram Says:

If the delivery starts he will miss it anyway, it’s a 12 hour flight. Shouldn’t have entered if he would pull out from the final.


Wog Boy Says:

It is 24 hours flight from Melbourne to London, including change over in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. It would be nice if it is 12 hours, but it is not, it is over 14 hours just between Melbourne and Dubai, direct flight.


Wog Boy Says:

Plus, how long it is going to take to jump on the plane from the moment he finds out and whether there are available seats, it is not just like “I’ll haile a cab”. The flights for Europe don’t leave on hourly basis;) It could be anything from 8-10 hours up waiting time.I am pretty sure Andy knows it is not realistic and he just talking the talk but won’t be walking the walk.


Gypsy Gal Says:

I dont think Andy would go half heartedly to the AO,theres alot at stake,besides he has more integrity than that….


J-Kath Says:

Darn right, GG.


RZ Says:

I’m hoping marriage and a baby on the way will do for Andy what it did for Novak. I remember thinking that Novak would stop dominating due to the distraction of upcoming nuptials and then later the distraction of upcoming fatherhood. I was very, very wrong!


Wog Boy Says:

RZ,
You were not the only one who was wrong about that, if you go back and read the posts from that time you will find out that majority though the same, only few (very few) thought that Nole can be only better, and even those who said he will be better were the ones familiar with our mentality and waha marriage and kids mean to us and how affects us, like mat4. I tried to explain the people here why Nole will be better after marriage hangover is finished, but nobody wanted to listen to me…as usual:(


RZ Says:

In other Andy Murray news, here is an article about the cooling technology that his AO outift will have: http://www.si.com/tennis/2016/01/13/andy-murray-australian-open-kit-under-armour

Also, he had another article in the Player’s Tribune, this time about his love for animals and his work with animal protection organizations. http://www.theplayerstribune.com/andy-murray-dogs-wwf-charity-tennis/


markus Says:

As time goes by, it looks like the Big 4 myth is getting closer to get debunked. Andy Murray has this year to make an impact to prove he needs to be mentioned after the Big 3. He is so far behind those 3 that to keep the Big 4 name seems like a disservice to the Big 3.


Okiegal Says:

Hi Markus, long time, no see! Glad to see you posting again.


Margot Says:

Kath:
Thinking about you today. Hope your hubby has a grand send off and you can remember some good times.
Big virtual hugs and love. x
Oh and if there’s an afterlife, I hope he gets to meet that starman.


danica Says:

Andy is, for sure, one of the favorites. Ha can win it. I do think though that his mind will be elsewhere and that it may impact his game. We’ll see.


SG1 Says:

I’m guessing that if Kim were to go into labor during the final and Andy was in the final, there would be a collective “DON’T TELL ANDY” thing going on?


SG1 Says:

Anyway, I can’t build up the courage to pick Andy these days. He just hasn’t been the same player since the back surgery and the break up with Lendl. He’ll have to win a major and beat some of the top guys for me to buy into him winning a slam again.


J-Kath Says:

Margot – Thank you. I didn’t see this until now. One of the hardest parts was he caught a hospital bug that prevented him from speaking – that was so so awful…. I felt totally helpless.


Okiegal Says:

Oh, J-Kath, I am so glad Margot remembered and brought it up. Yes, going through those bad days near the end, it’s rough. Hope your life will get back to norm as soon as possible, but even at that the void in your life is still there. The other morning, I woke up early, still dark outside and felt for Byron and thought where is he and I called his name ….crazy but so real. I guess the deep sleep caused me to be in a stupor. But, thoughts are with you today. Sincerely,Okie


J-Kath Says:

Just saw your comment Okiegal and many thanks…(and to Margot) at the moment it is all about paperwork, then the chaos of each room as people leave, then…there is no normal as you indicate – you have to make a new one.

At least I found the document I meant to send to you and will do so as an attachment so it does not disturb the tennis threads.

Meanwhile enjoy the tennis- I haven’t really got into it yet…nor do I think I’ll see much of it being in Aussie time zone …we’ll see….at least read about it on Tennix X.
Hugs
K


Okiegal Says:

Hugs back! It takes awhile for normal……Take care of yourself!

Ready for Rafa, if he loses I will be sick….it will tear up mat4, Wog and Skeezer too! LOL


Okiegal Says:

@JK….I do understand about the paperwork. I dread going to the mailbox. Byron had some mutual funds and I am moving them as I don’t understand the stock mkt. They are giving me the run around…don’t want to turn loose of the money. The corporate world will try to put the screws to us women folk…..GRRR


Wog Boy Says:

Okie,
Don’t you have solicitor? They will charge you, of course, but they’ll look after you and save you all the trouble and most importantly, they are liable for any mistakes, that is well spent money the cases like yours, at least you Americans are addicted to solicitors:)


J-Kath Says:

Okie know what you mean…Walter has so many documents it resembles the British Library.

Having a bad day. On top of everything else, an architect (from Australia) is interested in buying my building….which is two buildings in one – he wants the undeveloped half – maybe I’ll emigrate and go and visit Wogboy.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,
You are welcome here, we can and will be happy to accommodate you, at least I can talk with somebody about tennis, my girls knows so much about tennis that they pick who are they going to cheer from deepened of the colours he is wearing, whether they like them or not.
You are better of declaring yourself refugee, as of lately that’s is easiest way (short cut) to get to Australia, instead through the proper channels and way, same as in the Europe.


J-Kath Says:

Thank you Wogboy…and maybe in reverse….you can come to the UK (the Bonnie Scotland end).


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

Actually I was very close doing a Scotland trip this last year when I was in Ireland, that was a plan when we left Australia, but just couldn’t fit it in. Friend of mine, Aussie spent six months traveling Ireland and UK, and he told me that out of all places he was blown away by Scotland and felt like at home, besides, father of Australia is buried on one of the Scotish isles, where he was born, and these are the words on his tombstone “Here is laying the father of Australia”, this is my translation.
Your task is to find who he was and the name of the island he is buried on.

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