Through a video shared on the Brisbane International social media channels, Andy Murray gave important updates to his fans about what's next for him. The former world No. 1 has been training and recovering in Philadelphia for four-five weeks, and he will soon reach Miami to continue his off-season.
Then he will head into Australia in December to prepare for the Downunder swing. 'I'm getting closer', Murray assured. 'I going to get to Miami for three or four weeks to train in the hot conditions and spend a lot more time on the court to get ready for the tournament in Brisbane.
I'm planning to get to Brisbane pretty early, probably a week before the start of the tournament. I've been practising already for a few days and I've still got a couple of months to get myself in the best shape for the start of the tournament I’m feeling physically a little bit better every day.
It’s obviously been a tough year with the hip injury but I’m getting closer. I’ve still got a couple of months to get myself in the best shape for the start of the tournament. I’m planning on getting to Brisbane early this year.
Before then, I’m going to do my off-season training in Miami, three or four weeks working in the hot conditions there and spending time on court to get ready. I’m looking forward to playing in Brisbane again and hopefully I can perform well.' Murray last played the ATP Finals at London in 2016 winning the title after beating Novak Djokovic in a straight-set final.
The event is set to leave the British city from 2021 and the ATP Chief Executive and President Chris Kermode are closely looking on the project. 'We need packed crowds, that’s top of our priority list, and there are about 10 cities that could hit the criteria of crowds in London', said Murray.
'London is still in a strong position but there’s been lots of other interest.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer explains why he is not the greatest player ever