Andy Murray may be having a relatively rough season in 2014 but that has not stopped him from being one of the most consistent players in the Grand Slam tournaments.
The world No. 10, who lost in the quarter-final round of the Rogers Cup to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, has made the final eight or better of every Major Championship so far this year, with his worst performance coming at the quarter-final round of the Wimbledon Championships.
Since winning the second of his two Grand Slam titles, Murray has gone through a dry spell and is yet to win a single title in 2014. While there are a variety of factors that led to this drop in quality, including back surgery following the US Open last year, Murray is determined to win another Grand Slam title soon – particularly one he has not gotten his hands on before.
“Obviously Wimbledon is particularly special (for me) because it’s the home slam. But trying to win one I haven’t won before is also a big goal and motivation for me. The Australian Open, I have come close quite a few times there and okayed some of my best tennis but not quite managed to win there. That would be a big goal for me.”
Apart from his interest in the Australian Open, where he reached the final on three separate occasions, Murray is also after a title in Roland Garros, where he reached the semi-final twice in his career to date.
“To try and reach the final of the French Open is also something I would like to try to do. I have been to the semis a couple of times there, so that’s also something I would like to try and achieve before I finish.”
Murray is scheduled to take part in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati next week. He will face the winner between Joao Sousa and a qualifier in the second round of the tournament.