‘My goal is not to get in the top 100,’ says Andy Murray as he reveals his ambitions and what motivates him

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He came up short in the quarter-final of the Moselle Open, but Andy Murray is pleased with the progress he is making in his latest comeback and hopes it is another stepping stone to reaching his goals.

Murray enjoyed a good week in Metz as he upset sixth seed Ugo Humbert in the first round before beating Vasek Pospisil in the second round. However, his run in the ATP250 event was ended by top seed Hubert Hurkacz in the last eight with the Pole winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

His performances in France will see him move up a few places in the ATP Rankings to No 109, but for Murray that is not good enough at the moment.

“I think I played better this week than I did in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, for example,” the three-time Grand Slam winner said.

“I did play a pretty good match at the US Open. But I’m not that interested in playing well and losing. I want to be winning these matches. But the consistency this week was better than it was over in the States.

“My goal is not to get in the top 100. I would want to get back in the top 10 would be more something that would motivate me in terms of a goal. Winning tournaments and getting up towards the top of the rankings is motivating to me.

“Hopefully between now and the end of the year I can play a lot of matches and try to do better than this week.”