World number 4 Andy Murray is ready to give his all in the upcoming season and it seems that he has started off by giving Christmas a miss in order to prepare for the Australian Open that will kick off in a couple of weeks’ time.
Murray, however, did celebrate Christmas but that was three weeks before the actual day in an effort to keep his focus on the beginning of the season. Christmas for Murray meant that he ran a few miles in the beach near his Florida home, sweating it out with his trainer and coach.
The 24 year old British tennis star is aware that he must land the elusive Grand Slam title soon and this upcoming season might as well be a make or break season for him. As a result, he is willing to sacrifice everything so that he can give Britain its first Grand Slam champion in a few decades. Andy Murray has reached the finals of the Australian Open twice in the last two seasons, losing to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovich on the two occasions and he knows that time is running out for him to land a Gram Slam title.
According to sources close to Murray, he does not want to go down in history as the Scotsman who almost became a legend but wants to be remembered as a Scottish legend and as a result, he cancelled all Christmas and New Year celebrations stating that all these can wait till he is retired.
He will be playing in Australia in preparation for the Australian Open 2012 in the Brisbane International 2012 where Andy Murray has been seeded first and is the favorite to win the title in the absence of other star players such as Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.