Ten days ago before the exhibition match with Roger Federer in Glasgow, Andy Murray had said he was hoping to play in Brisbane. Now, in an interview to Sky Sports Jamie Delgado, who was at the ATP Finals venue on Tuesday in London, said: 'The plan is to start in Brisbane in the first week of the year and then there is a week's gap between that and the Australian Open. We are in the process now of getting ready for a few weeks and try to get a pre-season block together, try and get some good players to practise with and pick up that level and get ready for Australia. We are very confident and hopeful that he will be back to his best.'
'He played the exhibition last week in Scotland with Federer, that was good. That was the first time [since losing to Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon four months ago] that he had played against anyone at that level. His body recovered well after that. Then a few days later we came down here to practise with [Dominic] Thiem. That was a progression as well. He enjoyed it.'