Andy Murray is happy with his form ahead of the Brisbane International final

Last Updated: 05/01/13 11:46am

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Andy Murray: Wary of Dimitrov

Andy Murray: Wary of Dimitrov

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Andy Murray believes he is approaching his best form as he prepares to defend his Brisbane International title in Sunday's final.

The top seed moved into the final against Grigor Dimitrov after his last-four opponent, Kei Nishikori, retired injured when Murray was in control 6-4 2-0.

And Murray is confident he is ready to defend his title in Brisbane as he continues his preparations for the start of the Australian Open in nine days.

"I've served pretty well for the majority of the tournament and I've moved better every single match," Murray said.

"Grigor plays with a lot of variety and he can play a lot of shots. He's one of the few guys coming through with a single-handed backhand as well, so he uses a lot more slice."

Murray beat Bulgarian in their only previous meeting in Bangkok last year but he admitted he is wary of Dimitrov after he beat former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7/5) to reach the final.

The 21-year-old represents a breed of young players beginning to make their mark and has already accounted for fellow rising star Milos Raonic and Jurgen Melzer this week.

"From my point of view I hope there isn't a few coming through because then it means I'll be one of the ones losing out on my spot," he said.

"I have no idea whether he'll be nervous tomorrow or he'll enjoy the occasion. We'll find out. Everyone deals with certain situations differently."

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