ANDY MURRAY is back on court at the Australian Open for the first time since 2019.
The former British No1 has reached the final four times in Melbourne, but has never been able to lift the trophy Down Under.
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After undergoing surgery, Murray has battled back from potentially a career-ending injury but faces a tough task in round one against Nikoloz Basilashvili.
When is Murray vs Basilashvili?
- Murray will face the 21st seed in his first Australian Open match in three years.
- The match will take place on Tuesday, January 18.
- It will be held in the early hours of the morning here in the UK.
- Expect things to get underway around 4am GMT.
- Follow every shot right here with our live blog from 3am.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch all of the action live on Eurosport 1.
Coverage will start at 3.30am.
Viewers in the UK can also watch on Discovery+, with a monthly subscription costing £6.99.
How is Murray’s recent form?
Since 2017, Murray has battled serious injury and has made it past the second round in Grand Slam’s just once.
That was in last year’s Wimbledon, where a partisan home crowd watched him gamely crash out in the third round against Denis Shapovalov.
The 34-year-old remains on the comeback trail and in recent weeks has looked back in the groove, reaching his first final since 2019 in Sydney.
He might have gone down to Aslan Karatsev in that match, but beat Basilashvili 3-1 at Wimbledon last year.
With his hip problems now seemingly behind him, Murray will be hoping to continue his fine start to 2022.