New Wimbledon champion Andy Murray targets top billing

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

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New Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is now targeting overtaking Novak Djokovic as the number one player in the world.

The Brit has never held top billing in the world rankings despite claiming three major titles and reaching a further eight Grand Slam finals during his career to date.

The 29-year-old defeated Milos Raonic in straight sets to claim his second title at the All England Club on Sunday and now wants to be the best player in the world, although he knows he faces a tough task in overtaking Djokovic.

Murray said: “I would love to now go on and get to number one in the rankings but it will be incredibly difficult as Novak’s consistency has been unbelievable. I’ll need to maintain my consistency right until the end of the year to narrow the gap.”

Murray admits that he is going to relish the challenge of attempting to succeed the Serbian at the top of the game.

He added: “I really enjoy training. It’s not something I hate. I like practicing, going to the gym and also the aspect of trying to improve physically.”

The world number two is scheduled to return to action in the Rogers Cup later this month, an event he won 12 months ago after defeating Djokovic in the final.

The Scot will also compete at the Olympics and US Open over the coming months and is available at 4.33 to claim overall glory at Flushing Meadows.

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