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Andy Murray has revealed his immediate aim is to return to full fitness following back surgery rather than setting any possible Grand Slam targets for 2014.
The 26-year-old British number one, who went under the knife in September to repair the problem he picked up in the Rome Masters, is set to return to competitive action on Boxing Day when he faces Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
And while the talk surrounds Murray’s bid to follow up the summer’s Wimbledon success and 2012 US Open win by collecting another Grand Slam title in 2014, the Scot is only concerned with rediscovering his match sharpness after a three-month absence.
The recently crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year, who revealed earlier this month that he had made good progress at his training camp in Florida, told Gulf News: “I can honestly speak for myself and not others. I’m coming back from an injury and I’m not expecting anything. My focus is to try and be healthy.
“Hopefully, results will come if I’m 100 per cent fit. I would expect everyone to play very good tennis this year. I would personally like to get good results in the Grand Slams.
“I will be playing the best and will get to know what my weaknesses are as others would look to exploit that.”