Andy Murray has not been playing in the second half of the season, but he has clear goals for the future. The three-time Grand Slam champion aims to have a long career and signed a three-year contract with Tennis Australia to start the season in Australia in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Murray, who turned 30 earlier this year in May, will play in Brisbane in the first week of 2018, but in the following two years it may change as by 2019 a new World Cup team competition is set to be introduced in the tennis calendar, and it should be probably played in Australia, with ATP points and prize money at stake.
'Starting the year in Australia sets you up in the best possible way for a strong season and I’m excited to start my next three there', said through a statement Murray, who played in Brisbane in 2012 and 2013, winning two titles.
'I love coming to Australia and the Brisbane tournament always has a strong field. I’m confident it will help me prepare for the Australian Open.' ALSO READ: ATP Brisbane, what a 2018 field: Nick Kyrgios joins Murray, Nadal, Dimitrov .