Andy Murray has been clear that he will fly home if there’s any news the baby comes early. That’s a fact not lost on his next opponent, the big serving Sam Groth. As a prohibitive underdog in the match, the Australian joked that he hopes Murray’s wife Kim goes into labor ASAP!
“Be nice if his wife went into labor overnight,” Groth said. “I might be just cheering for that one.”
if the match does happen, Groth says he has a plan.
“Hopefully I will serve well and it doesn’t come back,” he said. “I’m going to take it to him. For me, doesn’t really change too much. I’m going to serve big and try to get forward and play aggressively, use my — everything I do normally.
“For me, I play my game style and that’s it. I’ll have little things I know you don’t have to work out about him, where he likes to return and where he likes to serve. But in the end I am going to do what I do, and if it’s good enough, it’s good enough. If not, the other guy is too good, then too good.”
Groth and Murray will meet in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
“First time playing him in singles,” Murray said. “He’s a big guy. Serves big, and, you know, serve and volley tactics. He tries to get forward as much as he can. You know, you don’t see many players like that now.
“I’ll be ready for that. I normally enjoy playing against the guys that come forward and stuff, so hopefully I can return well and, you know, pass well. I’ll need to if I want to win.”
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