Murray’s double ambition to be back at No.1
JAMIE MURRAY insists the best is still to come in his career as he targets a return to the doubles world No.1 spot.
The Wimbledon-based Scot, 32, will open this year’s Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 today with his doubles partner Bruno Soares.
And like a fine wine, Murray claimed he is getting better with age as he seeks to win the season-ending title for the first time.
“In the next three years I will be at the peak of my career,” he said. “I think over time, that has shown in the doubles game. You see Mike Bryan he is top of the world rankings and he is 40.
“Oliver Marach is 38 and he and Mate Pavic have finished as the No.1 team this year. I know that if I keep working hard and stay healthy and fit and motivated I can still be playing at the top of the game for potentially another five, six or seven years.
“I still want to get back to No.1 and be the best that I can be. It is a big motivation for me. I want to win more Grand Slams and more Masters series.”
No.4 seeds Murray and Soares have won three titles this season and he will reunite with the laid-back Brazilian for a fourth season next year – the longest doubles partnership of his career.
But the Davis Cup winner would like to finish his career in tandem with his brother Andy.
“That would be really cool for me,” he said. “We have had some amazing experiences playing one-off matches and one-off tournaments.
“But the ball is obviously in his court for that one. We will see how he goes.” NEIL McLEMAN