Murray targets full fitness

  • Last Updated: February 11 2014, 12:58 GMT

Andy Murray insists that regaining full fitness is his main aim for the season despite admitting to having an eye on the world number one spot.

Murray targets full fitness

Murray returned from back surgery to make the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne last month, before helping Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory over the USA in San Diego.

The latest assignment for Murray on his comeback trail is the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, into which he accepted a late wild card after emerging from the Davis Cup feeling good.

Murray will now take on Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Wednesday in Rotterdam as he looks to get back to full fitness in time for forthcoming Masters 1000 tournaments in the US and the next grand slam, the French Open in May.

Although he has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings, Murray knows a few wins can lift him back up but although he has an eye on top spot, full fitness remain his top target.

"It's a goal that I think every tennis player would have, we all want to do it," said Murray on the target of topping the rankings.

"The number one thing for me this year though is to get myself healthy again, get my body ready to compete in the grand slams. Yes, if I have an opportunity to do it then I'll definitely go for it but right now that's not an immediate goal.

"When you come back from surgery you need to be patient with yourself and not expect too much in the first few months and then hopefully by the time the claycourt season comes around my body should be 100 per cent again."


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