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Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 13:35 IST

London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 (ANI): Having ended up as runner-up at the Australian Open on five occasions, World No.1 Andy Murray has decided to head for Abu Dhabi to prepare for a sixth title shot at the Australian Open to be played at the Melbourne Park next month.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Murray has decided to skip the Hopman Cup to do what he called "something different" in the hope of ending his Melbourne drought.

He said that while has enjoyed playing in Hopman Cup over the last two years, he felt that he needed to do "something a little bit different this year."

The Scot won nine titles in 2016, including Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal, and thrashed Djokovic in the final of the ATP Tour Finals to take top spot in the rankings from the Serb. (ANI)