Andy Murray begins his quest in yet another Australian Open campaign on Tuesday, 19 January as the Briton looks to add this elusive title to his list of illustrious triumphs. Murray has finished runner-up down under on four occasions and will be desperate to add this feature on his crown this time around after finishing 2015 as world No2 despite not winning one of the four grand slam events.
Where to Watch Live
Live telecast of the day will start at 12midnight GMT. Broadcast will be available on Eurosport 1 and 2 and Eurosport 1 and 2 HD.
The world number 2 will square up against Alexander Zverev, an 18-year-old whom Murray defeated 6-3, 6-4 in the Hopman Cup earlier in January. The Briton will however be well advised to keep his confidence in check and take it match by match if he has to overcome Novak Djokovic in his mission for his third consecutive Grand Slam.
Murray has been very impressed with the German, stating that he was surprised by how agile he was despite his size when he faced him in the Hopman Cup. Zverev will be desperate to give a good account of himself against Murray and take that confidence forward further into his career.
Zverev conceded that he was not at his best in the Hopman Cup, but will offer a much different challenge across five sets in Australian Open. The German is being trained by Murray's one-time conditioning coach Jez Green.
Betting Odds (888Sport)
- Murray Win: 1/41
- Zverev Win: 16/1
Head to Head
The pair have never met in an official ATP or grand slam match before. The Hopman Cup is not an official ATP event, but it was the only time they have met, Murray winning the match in straight sets.