Andy Murray targets further grand slam success in 2014

Last Updated: 07/01/14 3:49pm

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Andy Murray says he is concentrating on the grand slams in 2014.

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Andy Murray has set his sights on adding to his two grand slam titles - although his immediate goal is to get back to full fitness first.

Having broken his grand slam duck in 2012 with success at the US Open, the 26-year-old ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion at Wimbledon last year when he beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

The Scot, who also won gold at the 2012 Olympics, had been playing through the pain barrier, though, due to a back injury.

Surgery to rectify the problem meant a premature end to Murray's 2013 season - and forced him to miss the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

And although Murray is determined to win more grand slam titles - with his challenge this year set to get underway at the Australian Open from January 13 - he first aim to return to full fitness.

"I want to be healthy," he told Sky Sports.


"If someone said to me that I could get to be No 1 in the world for one week or win another grand slam I would rather win another grand slam."
Andy Murray

"I want to be 100 per cent fit and be able to play all of the shots I need to, to compete at the top of the game.

"It was getting to a stage where I was struggling to do that on a consistent basis because I was playing in pain for a while.

"I want to get healthy first then I will see where my game is at and make some goals. But right now the goal is to get healthy."

Despite establishing himself as one of the best players currently in the men's game - alongside Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer - Murray has yet to reach the top of the world rankings.

However Murray, currently fourth on the ATP lists, admits winning grand slams remains his priority.

"Every single player that plays tennis - or any sport - would like to be No 1 in the world but my goal is to win grand slams, simple as that," he said.

"I don't think the rankings always reflect who the best player is. Often they do but it isn't always the case and for years grand slams is what I have been judged on.


"If someone said to me that I could get to be No 1 in the world for one week or win another grand slam I would rather win another grand slam."

And Murray believes having finally tasted success at Wimbledon will only help him in the future.

"The expectation and pressure that I put on myself for a lot of years was much bigger than what certain people in the media would have done," he added.

"I expected a lot of myself and wanted to win really, really badly. Now that I have done it, it has given me more drive to work hard and know that all the hours you put in training and on the practice courts is worth it.

"I will never be under more pressure than I was in the Wimbledon final, no chance."

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