Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has noted that his goal isn't to return to the top-100, but to return to the top-10 in the world. Murray, ranked at No. 113 in the world, hasn't been ranked inside the top-100 for a while.
In 2016, Murray achieved his goal of becoming world No. 1. The folllowing year, Murray started experiencing major difficulties with his hip and it resulted in him undergoing two major hip surgeries. Murray hasn't been the same player ever since but he is refusing to quit and retire.
"My goal is not to get back into the top 100. I want to get back into the top 10. In general, I don't really understand the importance given to this top 100 milestone," Murray said on Friday in Metz.
Murray beaten in the Metz quarterfinal
Murray, 34, made his first ATP quarterfinal of the season this week in Metz.
On Friday, Murray suffered a 7-6 (4) 6-3 loss to Wimbledon semifinalist Hubert Hurkacz. Had Murray beaten Hurkacz, he would have returned to the top-100 on Monday. This week, Murray underlined that he still cares about winning and that he still goals.
Murray hopes to clinch 700 ATP match wins before he calls it a career. “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”.