Andy Murray‘s first opponent in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship’s is David Goffin. Murray will feel confident with his chances in that encounter as he has yet to lose a single set of tennis against the Belgian No.1 player.
The two players have already played some massive matches against each other. Last year they competed in the Davis Cup final where Murray famously lifted a majestic lob over the head of Goffin to claim the victory in a memorable moment for British Tennis.
Both players are playing some of the best tennis of their respective careers. Goffin is currently at a career high of No.11 in the world rankings and had some high moments in 2016 which he can look back on fondly. The back-to-back semi-final appearances in Indian Wells and Miami was super impressive from the Belgian in a period of the season which can be extremely demanding on the body for all the professional players alike.
Murray’s focus will be on capitalising on this hot streak that he is currently on. In fairness, he probably did not want the season to end as he notched the 24th win in a row by beating Novak Djokovic in the World Tour Finals final to clinch the Year End No.1 ranking.
Many argue that this could be the Brit’s best shot at finally winning the Australian Open as his main rival, Djokovic, continues to have more question marks than answers surrounding his form.
Winning the Abu Dhabi exhibition will not be of paramount importance to Murray, but maintaining his stranglehold over the very best players in the world could help him marginally going into Melbourne.
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