Tennis: Murray targets more US Open success

Andy Murray targets US Open success

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Andy Murray insists winning major honours is more important to him than the rankings following his Wimbledon success earlier this summer.

The world number two ended his lengthy wait for a Grand Slam crown at the US Open last year, following his gold medal success at the Olympics.

Murray then memorably overcame Novak Djokovic in straight sets at Wimbledon earlier this year and could usurp the Serb as world number one if his current form continues, but the Scot insists prizes mean more than rankings points.

“I sat down actually just few days ago and talked a little bit about that. I want to try and win another grand slam,” Murray said ahead of this week’s Rogers Cup Masters Series event in Montreal, Canada.

“Every player would like to get to number one but I would rather win another a grand slam or two and not get to number one.”

Murray, who will face either Marcel Granollers or Grigor Dimitrov in his first match at the Rogers Cup, will head to the US Open as the defending champion and the 26-year-old is keen to defend his title at Flushing Meadows.

He added: “It took me a long time to win my first one (grand slam) and I know how difficult it is to win those tournaments.”

“I’ll work as hard as I can to give myself an opportunity at the U.S Open and see how I do there.”

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