BRITAIN’S Andy Murray insists he will have enough practice before the Australian Open despite speeding to another victory in the Hopman Cup yesterday.
Murray and 15-year-old Laura Robson took a step closer to the final as Great Britain beat Germany 2-1 in the group stage in Perth.
The Scot needed just 57 minutes to win his singles rubber against Philipp Kohlschreiber – his second quickfire win of the tournament.
Having not played a match in five weeks due to the Christmas break, the world No4 needs court time ahead of the year’s first Grand Slam later this month.
But he said: “It’s just spending time on court that you want. If the games go longer that’s a good thing, but because we go straight out to play the mixed [doubles] today I probably had two and half hours on the court in total. It is enough. I don’t want to play loads.”
As in Monday’s win over Kazakhstan, Robson again lost her singles match, but pushed world No22 Sabine Lisicki hard in the 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 defeat. Britain face Russia tomorrow for a place in the final.