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The former world number one has looked in ominous form in Melbourne
World Number One progressed 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) over the Japanese to move into the last eight
On his day, he can be as cultured on court as he is off it so Briton needs to beware
When Caroline Wozniacki was world No 1, her critics always pointed to the fact that she had never won a Grand Slam title. Now that the 23-year-old Dane is heading out of the world’s top 10 it seems she does not even have it in her to make the quarter-finals any more.
The Australian youngster was a set down at the time
The German has been drafted in as coach
The British number one gets underway in Melbourne on Tuesday
Andy Murray wrapped up his public preparations for next week’s Australian Open by losing an exhibition match to Lleyton Hewitt here in Melbourne yesterday, but is in a good frame of mind.
But fellow Briton Dan Evans lost to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis
Fate is calling Murray and Australia offers his best shot at a third Grand Slam win
Tim Henman thinks Andy Murray could become a better player than ever after his back surgery but believes his successor as British No 1 may need time to hit peak form. With the Australian Open just 14 days away, Murray will play his first tournament since September here at this week’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Roger Federer has become the latest player to recruit a 1980s great, with Stefan Edberg joining the former world No 1’s coaching team.
Murray underwent an operation on his back in September but will make his long-awaited return to action next week
Greg Rusedski believes that Andy Murray’s main goal when he returns to competition in the new year will be to become world No 1.
Even after the Davis Cup, the world number two will not stop
It will be remembered as Rafael Nadal’s year, but Novak Djokovic showed here on Monday night that the Spaniard will have to fight every inch of the way if he is to maintain his global supremacy through 2014.