Andy Murray facing Australian Open dilemma… plans still to be confirmed ANDY MURRAY is said to be a doubt to be fully fit in time for the Australian Open. PUBLISHED: 04:00, Thu, Dec 21, 2017. The Scot, who hasn’t competed in an official event since Wimbledon in July has been dogged by persistent hip problems this year. His last outing was in Glasgow last month when he took on Roger Federer in an exhibition match. Murray has been training in Miami in order to get ready for the 2018 season. However, according to the Daily Mail, he returned home to the UK yesterday. It is suggested he intended to fly out to Australia before Christmas, however he could push back his initial plans. The report claims he could still arrive in good time, although his camp are yet to confirm what could happen. The Mail have also indicated that Murray’s management team are confident the player will be able to compete in the Brisbane Open which gets underway on New Year’s Day. Murray meanwhile is still searching for a new full-time coach after parting company with Ivan Lendl last month. Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka is yet to reveal whether he will be fit for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2018. The Australian Open gets underway on January 15. Federer is the defending champion after he beat Rafael Nadal in this year’s final.