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Murray not expecting Kyrgios pranks at Hopman Cup

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London : World number two Andy Murray has admitted that he is looking forward to meet controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios, but added that he is not expecting any pranks as the duo will play as rivals at next week’s Hopman Cup in Perth.

Kyrgios and Murray shared a good rapport while playing together for Singapore Slammers in the 2015 edition of the India Premier Tennis League.

They also claimed the title by beating table toppers Indian Aces 26-21 in the summit clash of the tournament.

Describing Kyrgios as an `exciting player`, the 28-year-old insisted that the former had played extremely well in the previous Australian Open and expressed hope that he would maintain same standards in the next edition as well, the Guardian reported.

According to Murray, world number one Novak Djokovic had an unbelievable year as he managed to make it to the finals of every tournament he played.

Speaking about his strategy for the 2016 season, Murray said that he would try to get closer to what Djokovic had achieved throughout the previous season.

Murray’s Great Britain will take on Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Hopman Cup opener before heading into the match against Kyrgios’s Australia team. (ANI)

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