• Australian Open, Day 10

Murray has no complaints over scheduling

ESPN staff
January 23, 2013
Andy Murray is yet to play a match under the lights on Rod Laver Arena © Getty Images

Andy Murray insists he will be at no disadvantage when he takes to the court for the Australian Open semi-finals.

Murray, who sailed into the last four with a dominant 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy, has yet to play a match in the evening session on Rod Laver Arena.

The world No. 3 awaits either Roger Federer who will be better acquainted with the conditions after winning his quarter-final with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga under the lights on Wednesday, but Murray says he has no complaints over the schedule.

"The scheduling for me is part and parcel of playing in really any tennis tournament," Murray said. "It's tough to make the schedule perfect for every single player. But I'll go out and hit balls on the Hisense [Arena] under the lights.

"If I was the tournament director or the referee or whoever decides the schedule, I also would have put Federer against Tsonga on as the night match [on Wednesday] because it's the best match of the day.

"So I have no complaints about the schedule at all, and I didn't complain about it the other day. I was asked a question about the schedule. I said that sometimes it works in your favour and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes you have to make adjustments."

Murray is yet to drop a set in Melbourne after making routine progress through the opening rounds before coming up against an injured Gilles Simon in the fourth round. He was expected to face former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarter-finals, but had an easier test in the shape of Chardy who made it into the last-eight of a grand slam for the first time in his career.

Murray has not yet been tested in the opening major of the year but he insists he has no concerns over lack of preparation heading into the semi-finals.

"The last match was the one that was kind of a tough one just because normally against Simon, it's a lot of long rallies and it's a tough match against him. It was just kind of a nothing match. There was nothing really going on. There was no real atmosphere between us on the court. That was a tough match for me.

"I played a lot of tennis in December. I had some good matches in Brisbane. So I can't be disappointed about being in the semis of a slam without dropping a set. That would be silly."

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