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Murray seeded sixth for Australian Open

Murray has reached the final in Australia three times. Credit: PA

Britain's Andy Murray has been seeded sixth for the first grand slam of 2015, the Australian Open, which gets under way on Monday.

Murray, three times a finalist in Melbourne, reached the quarter-finals 12 months ago in his first grand slam since undergoing back surgery the previous September.

Murray will discover his first-round opponent at Friday's draw, which will be attended by defending champions Wawrinka and Li Na, who was forced to retire last September because of persistent knee injuries.


Murray set for Queen's return in summer

Andy Murray will bid for his fourth Queen's Club title in seven years this summer after confirming his presence at the Aegon Championships along with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov.

Murray won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and is looking to join John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick as a four-time champion.

Andy Murray has enjoyed a lot of success at Queen's. Credit: PA

The Scot, who lost to Radek Stepanek in the third round last year, said: "I'd love to win the tournament again.

"I've had some great moments on those grass courts. It's where I won my first professional match and my first title in Britain.

"When you see the names on the trophy, it shows how difficult it is to win. The year I won Wimbledon, it came a few weeks after winning at Queen's, and it's perfect preparation."

Murray impresses in straight sets win

Andy Murray eased to victory. Credit: PA

Andy Murray continued his strong build-up in his quest for a maiden Australian Open title with a comfortable victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire in the Hopman Cup mixed-team event in Perth on Monday.

Fresh from his first title of 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the Scot, representing Britain at the event alongside Heather Watson, defeated Paire 6-2 7-5 in the evening match.

Andy Murray out of ATP Finals after Federer thrashing

Andy Murray has been emphatically knocked out of tennis' ATP World Tour Finals after a punishing 6-0 6-1 defeat to Roger Federer.

The first set score at London's O2 Arena confirmed the British number one's tournament exit as he could no longer better the record of his inspired Swiss opponent nor his previous Group B conqueror Kei Nishikori.

The solitary game won by Andy Murray in the second set prevented him for recording a new career worst defeat. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Murray was utterly outclassed by the 17-time grand slam winner at the O2 Arena. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Federer's dominance proved unrelenting as he raced into a 5-0 second set lead until Murray salvaged some pride and a few home court cheers by winning a game at the 12th attempt.

Both Federer and Nishikori progress to the semi finals of the competition, which features the year's top eight players only.


Murray to face Federer in London

Murray will play Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals. Credit: PA

Andy Murray will go head-to-head with six-time champion Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Despite that, the British number one looks to have been given a kind draw as he was matched with Federer, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic in Group B, with the latter two competitors playing in the season-ending tournament for the first time.

Murray avoided world number one Djokovic, who has beaten Murray on the four occasions they have played each other this year.

Djokovic will face Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic in Group A.

Andy Murray swayed by No campaign 'negativity'

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has broken his silence on the Scottish referendum, announcing his support for independence on Twitter:

He has been quizzed on the issue previously but dodged the question, although in an interview in June he did criticise Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond for waving the country's flag at the tournament last year.

Wimbledon loser Federer 'felt the love' from the crowd

Roger Federer blows a kiss to the crowds after his defeat by Novak Djokovic. Credit: Reuters

Wimbledon runner up Roger Federer said he 'felt the love' from the crowd on Centre Court despite losing out to Novak Djokovic.

The 32-year-old, who was going for a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title, said: "It was a great final. I can't believe I made it to five sets. It wasn't looking good out there for a while."

He added: "Going into a match with Novak is always going to be tough. I felt the love out there. I enjoyed myself a lot. See you next year."

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