Should Andy Murray Start the New Year with a Win Against Novak Djokovic?

The two-time Australian Open champion will kick off his 2017 campaign at the Brisbane International on Tuesday, when he meets sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the second round.

Andy Murray will be looking to start the new year with a win against Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.

The world No. 1 is hoping to earn another victory over the Serbian in their first meeting of 2017, after defeating Djokovic in three consecutive matches to close out last season.

Andy Murray will start the new year with a match against Novak Djokovic after the world number one was drawn in the same half as Rafael Nadal for the Qatar Open in Doha.

The Scot will begin his campaign against an as-yet-unknown qualifier before facing either Australia’s Bernard Tomic or Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer.

Murray, who spent Christmas at home in Dunblane, Scotland, could be on course to face world number two Djokovic in the semi-finals if he can negotiate a path through his quarter of the draw.

Djokovic has been drawn against Tomas Berdych in a repeat of last month’s ATP World Tour Finals final, while defending champion Nadal will play Djokovic’s fellow Serb Viktor Troicki.

Nadal and Djokovic are both returning to action after missing the end of last season through injury.

According to the Daily Mirror, Andy Murray is hoping for a good start to the new year by winning his first match since becoming a father against Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian tennis player defeated Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, but he has not won a match since then.

Andy Murray will be hoping to end his five-match losing streak when he takes on Novak Djokovic in Abu Dhabi this week.

Murray, 27, suffered a 6-3 6-4 defeat by the Serb at the ATP World Tour Finals in London last month, but is hoping to end his barren run with a victory at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

He said: “I’ve played some pretty good matches against him since then and I’m sure it will be a tough match.”

“We’ll see how it goes.”

Djokovic has won 16 of his last 19 matches against Murray and will hope to continue that run with another victory.

A few of the greats will be in action on Tuesday, but it’s the battle between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic that has everyone excited. The match will take place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Djokovic has dominated on hard courts over the last year and is coming off a win against Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open last year. He is also 17-8 against Murray career and won a hard-fought five-setter against Murray in the semifinals at Wimbledon last year.

But Murray has been playing better as of late, winning his last two matches straight-set matches over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to win the Sony Ericsson Open. If Murray can win this match, he will be in good shape to win the Australian Open for the first time in his career.

This will be one of the most hotly contested matchups of any Grand Slam event in 2013. While we don’t know who will win, we do know it will be an exciting way to start off the season.

Andy Murray is set to take on Novak Djokovic in the final of the Qatar Open today, and it would be an understatement to say that he’s up against it. The Serb has dominated this tournament for the past six years, winning all five finals that he’s played in during that period.

Murray has struggled with injury problems over the past year or so, and his form hasn’t always been great when he’s been fit either. A win here would do wonders for his confidence going into next week’s Australian Open, but it will take a herculean effort from the Scot to prevent Djokovic from claiming yet another title.

The match gets underway at 5pm today, with Djokovic a hot favourite to take home the trophy.

Murray has a 1-0 record against Djokovic in 2014, but the Scot will have to raise his game if he is to get the better of the world No. 2 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Murray’s new coach Amelie Mauresmo has already made a positive impact on the 27-year-old’s game, and another win against Djokovic could see him overturn the Serb’s 1,000 point advantage in the ATP rankings.

The Scotsman is currently ranked at No. 6, with Djokovic sitting 120 points ahead of him in second place behind Rafael Nadal.

However, Murray and Djokovic have met six times since 2011 at Grand Slams, with the latter winning all six matches.

And despite his recent success against Djokovic, Murray will need to be at his best if he is to progress to the semi-final where he could face Roger Federer or Andy Roddick for a place in the final.

Djokovic recently won his third straight title in Doha after defeating Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 in the final and will be looking to carry that form into this match against Murray.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are set to battle in the final of the Qatar Open on Monday, but the real competition between the two players will come at the Australian Open at the end of January.

The world No1 and No2 are expected to meet in the final at Melbourne Park, with Djokovic bidding for a fourth successive title and Murray seeking his maiden victory at his home Grand Slam.

Murray has won his past nine matches against Djokovic and leads 10-6 overall, but crucially has yet to defeat him in a Grand Slam final. The Scot lost in straight sets in Melbourne last year, while he was beaten by Djokovic in both finals of 2011, at Wimbledon and the US Open.

“It’s tough playing against him,” said Murray, who beat Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. “He’s one of the best players ever to play the game and it’s always very difficult against him. I hope that if we do play each other again that I’ll put up a good fight.”

Djokovic has not won a tournament since beating Murray at Flushing Meadows in September – he lost twice to Roger

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