Australian Open facilities are the best on Tour, says Andy Murray


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Australian Open facilities are the best on Tour, says Andy Murray

Andy Murray dropped praise on the Australian Open. According to the British player, the facilities of the first Major of the year are the best on Tour. This year, the roof on the Rod Laver Arena will close within five minutes.

'By far, the best facilities on tour now and it’s not even close,' said Murray on Sunday. 'I’m sure the feedback you’ll get will be excellent. Players will really appreciate the changes and the difference the Aussie Open and the government makes to make this tournament even better for the players.

Pretty much every year when we come back here there’s changes and improvements that are made, but this is really, really significant. Huge locker rooms, better recovery facilities, the dining facilities are really, really good and it will be much more comfortable for the players.'

The Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said: 'It is a special time for us. We welcome 550 players over the course of the next three weeks, many of which are here already. The comments that we’ve heard from them directly and indirectly make us particularly proud.'

The Briton, a three-time Major champion, has lost the Australian Open final on five different occasions, losing four finals to Novak Djkovovic, in 2011, 2013, and 2015-16. He reached the Australian Open final for the first time in his career in 2010, losing to Roger Federer.

In 2017, Murray lost in the fourth round to Mischa Zverev, while he did not play the 2018 Australian Open as he was struggling with a hip injury. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title