In an interview to Express the tennis presenter Annabel Croft commented on Andy Murray's physical condition ahead of the Australian Open. The British player said, in a press conference on Friday, that this year's Australian Open or likely Wimbledon will be his last tournaments in his career.
“I know Murray was comfortably beaten in a practice match he had with Djokovic", Croft recognized. "And that wouldn’t have done is confidence any good. But he’s such a great competitor I have no doubt he’ll go out there and give it his all.
He loves the Australian Open. He’s got a great record here being in the final five times. He’ll will have tremendous support, he’s very popular with the Aussie crowds. But it is a really tough draw to start things off”.
About the upcoming match between Murray and Roberto Bautista Agut, Croft added: “Murray ordinarily gets the better of him, I don’t think he’s ever lost to him. But Bautista Agut will be coming into the event with a massive amount of confidence having played so well in Doha, beating Djokovic.
I’ve always liked the way he plays, he’s unbelievably quick across the court, someone who could have been a professional footballer, but he chose tennis instead, but he’s got tremendous footwork. He does everything pretty well, a very neat and tidy player."