Melbourne - World No 1 Novak Djokovic exposed Andy Murray's frailties in a practice
match ahead of the Australian Open on Thursday, with the Scot calling
it a day while losing 6-1, 4-1.
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Three-time major winner Murray is on the comeback trail after missing
11 months with a hip injury which has seen him slump to 230 in the
He was bundled out of the Brisbane International warm-up last week in
round two by Russia's Daniil Medvedev and headed straight to Melbourne
to fit in some much-needed practice.
Long-time rival and six-time Australian Open champion Djokovic
offered to share a court with him, but Murray called time after less
than an hour with his movement around the baseline appearing restricted.
The pair have met four times in Australian Open finals, with the Serb
winning them all. This year's edition of the season's opening Grand
Slam in Melbourne Park begins Monday.
Speaking ahead of Brisbane, Murray said "I still have some pain in my
hip", but that "I'm in a better place than I was a few months ago".