Andy Murray eyes climb up ATP Rankings ahead of US Open: ‘That’s a big goal of mine’

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has set his sights on a good run over the next few weeks as he hopes it will kick-start his campaign to move up the ATP Rankings ahead of the US Open.

Having started the year outside the top 130, Murray has made impressive progressive over the past few months as he is up to No 52 in the world. However, he still has some work to do as only the top 32 players are seeded at Grand Slams.

A seeding will mean a much easier draw than last year when he faced Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round and lost in five sets.

He made a positive start in his hopes to climb a few places as he won his opening match at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, beating Sam Querrey in straight sets.

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“That’s a big goal of mine these next few weeks,” he said. “I’ve been playing better the last few months. But if you want to have deep runs in the biggest tournaments it does help to have a seeding so I’ll try my best to do that.

“One match closer today. Hoping for a good run here.”

Murray surprised many when he decided to accept a wildcard for the ATP 250 event on grass, but the 35-year-old just wants to play as many matches as he can.

“You never know how close you are to the end but I’m aware I’m getting toward the end of my career,” the three-time Grand Slam winner said.

“So I want to make the most of every match in every tournament I get to play.”