Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has revealed his short -term goal is to improve his ranking position and give himself the opportunity to once again become a superior player in the ATP tournament. Andy Murray, who is now ranked No. 67 in the world, playing only in one tournament during the clay season but is determined to have a crowded schedule during the grass season.
On Monday, Murray kicked off his grass season a the Surbiton Challenger, where he defeated Jurij Rodionov 6-2 6-1. “I don’t know how many matches I would need to win exactly, but if I had a good run at Queen’s or next week that would give me a good chance of (being seeded),” Murray said, per Tennis365.
“I have high hope for myself and high goals and ambitions, which I talked about with my team regularly but I will not share it here. I don’t think there must be a lot of hope for me to do well but I have practiced hard. ”
Andy Murray aims a big grass season
After Surbiton, Murray will play in Stuttgart and then head to the Queen’s Club. Grass is Murray’s maybe strongest surface as he is a record five-time Queen’s champion and he also has two Wimbledon titles to his name.
Even before the season began, Murray indicated his big focus was in the grass season. “I have prepared myself well and physically. Grass is my best surface. I have prepared my best, “Andy Murray said.
“We will find out in a few weeks what the outcome is for it but the thing I can control is not the results and the performances at Wimbledon but I can control my preparation, my attitude on the court and my effort. I can guarantee I will give 100 per cent on that side of things to give myself the best chance to have a good run”