New Delhi: Brition Andy Murray is pitted against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Australian open final in Melbourne on Sunday and the 27-year-old stated that many people aren't expecting him to win the Grand Slam title.
Murray has been to four Australian open finals before the 2016 event and lost to Djokovic in three of those epic showdowns. With the Serbian in prime form, Murray will have to raise his bar a notch higher.
"I don`t think many people are expecting me to win on Sunday," Murray said.
Murray added that he has to believe in himself and excecute his plans well.
"I have to just believe in myself, have a solid game plan, and hopefully execute it and play well.
The world number two who has had plenty of distractions in the ongoing tournament, had prompted himself to consider pulling out.
But despite the difficulties, and his series of losses in the Melbourne final, Murray said he believes in his chances of stopping Djokovic claiming a record-equalling sixth Australian Open win.
"But the previous disappointments, it`s one tennis match. Doesn`t matter what`s happened in the past really. It`s about what happens on Sunday."
Interestingly, Murray is attempting to become the first man in the post-1968 Open era to win the Australian Open after losing four finals.
(With Agency inputs)