MURRAY WANTS TO BE SPECIAL ONE IN 2013
ANDY MURRAY is hoping a strong finish to the year can help him have a shot at the world No.1 ranking in 2013.
The Scot who won his maiden grand slam title at the US Open last month, is third in the world behind Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but has set his sights firmly on top spot.
Murray, who today faces German Florian Mayer in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters, said: “There’s a few tournaments between now and the end of the year I’d like to do well at and I always enjoy playing here.
“I’ll try to do as well as I can between now and the end of the year. If I do that, there’s a possibility to get to No.1 next year.
“I think getting to No.1 in the world, that’s more a reward for playing very good tennis throughout the whole season at every tournament you play.
“You need to focus more on the process and not so much just ‘number one, number one’.
“The next grand slam in Australia is obviously a focus that would be not that far away – but I would say it’s more of a long-term goal.”