Andy Murray has spoken positively about the introduction of new rules to try and prevent matches going on until the small hours of the morning at the Australian Open.
Murray’s match with Thanasi Kokkinakis in Melbourne last year went on until 4am.
This year, the ATP and WTA have announced that a new scheduling policy will restrict the number of matches played per day at any given tournament, while contests will not be permitted to start beyond 11pm.
“It’s really good,” said Murray. “I’ve spoken about it, I’ve heard lots of players and the media, obviously, discussing it for a long time. It just makes sense. It’s a very obvious thing that needs to change.
“I haven’t heard anyone really disagree with that. So it’s positive that there’s going to be some changes made. It will be good for, I think, everyone. It will definitely help with recovery for following day’s matches and things like that.
“I certainly think, for fans and the tournament, it just probably looks a wee bit more professional if you’re not finishing at three or four in the morning.”