Tennis world number two Andy Murray had admitted that his success at the Australian Open might depend on Novak Djokovic having an off-day.
World number one Djokovic had won 3 of 4 grand slams in 2015, and had just beaten Rafael Nadal in straights sets for the Qatar Open title.
Nadal had described Djokovic’s performance as perfection.
Murray has a clear idea of what he is facing.
“My number one goal is to try and win here,” said the Scotsman.
“It’d mean a lot because of how may times I’ve been close. You just have to keep trying to learn, watch his matches, try and see if there’s any weaknesses there that you can capitalise on.”
“Maybe he [Djokovic] has a drop off, it’s very difficult to maintain that level for such a long period. That’s all you can do.”
Murray, 28, had lost the 2010 Australian Open final to Roger Federer, before being defeated by Djokovic in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Federer, who lost to Djokovic in last year’s Wimbledon and US Open finals, was also impressed by Djokovic’s obliteration of Nadal in Doha.