Andy Murray Says He Doesn’t ‘Understand the Importance of Top 100 Milestone’, Aims For Top 10

Published 09/25/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain hits to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Former World No.1 Andy Murray recently lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open 2021. Even though he tried to give Hurkacz some tough fight, the Polish player thrashed him in straight sets and advanced to the semis of the tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 7(7)-6(4), 6-3.

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Before the tournament, Andy Murray highlighted that he wants to play as many tournaments as possible to improve his ATP rankings. In a recent interview after his loss at the Moselle Open 2021, he talked about his next aim that he wants to accomplish in the sport.

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“My goal is not to get back into the top 100. I want to get back into the top 10,” said Murray in the interview.

As of now, Murray’s ATP ranking is 113. However, he asserted the fact that he doesn’t want to get into the top 100 but inside the top 10 some day.

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Andy Murray believes that top 100 milestone means nothing to him

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Murray highlighted that to get into the list of the top 100 ATP players doesn’t matter much to him. He even stated that it is not a milestone for any player if he just stays inside the top 100 but can’t climb up in the rankings.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

“In general, I don’t really understand the importance given to this top 100 milestone,” added the 3-time Grand Slam champion.

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After a decent run at the Moselle Open 2021, Murray will now be playing the Indian Wells Masters 2021 as a wildcard. Even though he is not enjoying the best of his form, fans have huge expectations from him. Will he be able to finish among the top 10 ATP players some day yet again before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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