Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has revealed that his goal is to claim 700 match wins on the ATP Tour. Murray, 34, has a great chance of accomplishing his goal as he currently has 686 wins. Murray, who turned professional in 2005, has been one of the best player over the last decade and a half.
Unfortunately for Murray, he hasn't won a lot of matches post two major hip surgeries. “There are two things that matter, your effort and your attitude,” Murray said, per Tennishead. “Which is probably number one, as that’s what you can control.
For me sport is about that. You either win or lose. “Winning is what sport is all about, and if you can play great whilst doing that even better. But if you can’t, and you don’t play your best, then winning is a great feeling.
“That’s why I am still playing. I have little goals — to get to 700 wins on tour. I’m not particularly interested in losing and playing well”.
Murray making progress in Metz
Murray, now ranked at No.
113 in the world, beat Vasek Pospisil to make his first ATP quarterfinal of the season in Metz. Murray was glad with the way he played against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the US Open first round but he was disappointed he lost.
"Obviously it wasn't the outcome that I wanted but I played well. It's good to know that that level of tennis is still there against the best players in the biggest competitions. I need to try to maintain that," Murray said, per Tennis Majors.
Murray has taken a couple of wild cards into ATP events as he wants to get on a winning streak and improve his ranking. "I want to play as much as I can. Hopefully I win lots of matches, improve my ranking and get my body used to competing week in, week out again.
I haven't really done that for a number of years but my body is responding pretty well so far," Murray revealed.