New from leading Britain to a lengthy-awaited Davis Cup title Andy Murray is currently looking in advance to incorporating a lot more grand slam silverware to his selection up coming 12 months.
The 28-12 months-previous played a lot more than one hundred matches this calendar year and worked extra time from Belgium in Ghent at the weekend to make sure Britain received the trophy for the 1st time considering that 1936.
Even though the Scot intends to take pleasure in a ten-day crack following a punishing period, it will then be straight back to function as he starts hunting in advance to the Australian Open in January – a match in which he has been runner-up 4 instances.
“The most important factor is, of course, enjoy it now, but don’t permit it go on for like three months and stop practising hard and going to the fitness center and performing every thing properly,” the 28-yr-aged, winner of the 2012 U.S. Open up and Wimbledon a year later, instructed reporters before heading residence from Belgium.
“I need to have to prepare genuinely challenging in the off-year if I want to have a likelihood of producing this count for subsequent yr.
“I hope (profitable the Davis Cup) will be an inspiration. It is definitely presented me a boost heading into the off-year.
“I have been shut (in Australia) a quantity of several years. I haven’t received there but I think I have typically played my very best tennis. I really like the situations, the courts.
“Which is obviously my up coming massive objective.”
Many thanks mostly to Murray’s incredible document in the Davis Cup given that 2013, Britain now heads the Global Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings and will begin next year’s competitors as prime seeds when the team faces Japan in March.
Murray, who received eleven of Britain’s twelve rubbers this 12 months, including a few doubles with brother Jamie, stated the position was nicely-deserved.
“For five years I feel we have dropped two matches, and even from Italy last yr it went to a fifth rubber,” he mentioned.
He thinks the title can encourage the likes of James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans to improve their rankings.
“I believe in the final couple of weeks they all received Challenger events due to the fact this ultimate was large motivation, and now it is about getting that sort and stage into next year,” he mentioned.
Murray is expecting his very first youngster with spouse Kim in February but is planning to perform towards Japan in Birmingham as Britain get started the defence of its title.
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