2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray says he must up his game if he is to challenge for the US Open which gets underway on August 25.
The two-time major winner has been struggling for form since taking the title at the All England Club over a year ago, although the Brit did manage to make the semi-finals of the French Open this season.
The performances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon were not so good as Murray was ousted in the last eight by Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov respectively.
It was the Swiss ace who once again proved to be too much for the Brit in their recent contest in the Western and Southern Open in the last eight, as Murray was knocked out 6-3 7-5.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist has admitted he is struggling for consistency at the moment but added that the recent match with Federer could help him in the lead up to the US Open.
“It was good to play against someone of Roger’s quality before the US Open, because hopefully you’ll be playing against guys like that in the latter stages of the tournament if you play well,” he said.
“It’s good to test yourself and see if there are things you need to work on. But there are a lot of things I’ll need to improve.”
Current Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is heavily fancied for the final major of the year due to the fitness doubts of rival Rafael Nadal, who is yet to confirm his participation in the tournament because of a problem with the Spaniard’s wrist.