Former world No. 1 Andy Murray reveals one of his short-term goals is to improve his ranking and be a seeded player at the US Open. Murray is currently the 52nd-ranked player in the world and he would need to improve around 20 positions in order to be a seeded player at this year’s US Open.
This week, Murray is playing an ATP 250 event in Newport and he is looking to win it all and make a rankings jump when the ATP rankings list gets updated on Monday. “That’s a big goal of mine these next few weeks,” Murray said, per Tennis365.
“I’ve been playing better the last few months. But if you want to have deep runs in the biggest tournaments it does help to have a seeding so I’ll try my best to do that. One match closer today. Hoping for a good run here”.
Murray: I want to make the most out of every match
Murray, who turned 35 in May, acknowledged his career is slowly coming to an end and he wants to make the most out of the final stage of his career. “You never know how close you are to the end but I’m aware I’m getting toward the end of my career,” Murray noted.
“Also I want to make the most of every match in every tournament I get to play”. Meanwhile, Murray has been through to the Newport quarterfinal after recovering from a set and a break down to beat Max Purcell 4-6 6-2 6-1.
Purcell had a 6-4 2-0 lead before Murray absolutely dominated the rest of the match. “He has a very different game style to a lot of the players on Tour nowadays,” Murray said post-match. “He was using a lot of slice off of both sides, which is very rare. It took some time to get used to that way of playing.” Murray plays Alexander Bublik in the Newport quarterfinal.