World number one Andy Murray (6/4 to win Australian Open) is looking forward to competing at the 2017 Australian Open, as he sets his sights on winning his first title at Melbourne Park.

The Brit enjoyed a fantastic 2016 season, winning his third major title at Wimbledon in July, while he also embarked on a 26-match unbeaten run at the end of the year, a sequence that helped him move to the top of the world rankings for the first time in his career.

The 29-year-old is now looking to maintain his impressive form during 2017, with the first major of the year set to get underway in Australia in less than a month’s time.

Murray has reached the final at Melbourne Park on five previous occasions, including in each of the last two years, but he has never won the event, a record he is keen to change at next month’s tournament.

“I’ve played really well there in the past and it hasn’t happened for me so I’ll need to do something a little bit different this year,” Murray said.

“But I love the conditions there, I enjoy the tournament a lot and I’ll be going in hopefully playing well with a lot of confidence because of the way I finished 2016. I’ll give it a good go this year but there’s no guarantees that it’ll happen for me.”

Murray will kick-start his preparations for the Australian Open at this week’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship, where he could come up against the likes of Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic (Murray 4/6 to win Mubadala World Tennis Championship).

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