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Andy Murray targets further grand slam success

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is targeting further grand slam success after revealing he would give up the opportunity to be world No 1 for another major triumph. 

The 26-year-old will return to action this week as the Rogers Cup Masters Series gets underway, with the Scot making his first appearance on court since his historic victory at Wimbledon last month, where he defeated Novak Djokovic. 

And after claiming his second major trophy, the world No 2 is keen to continue the success as he draws nearer to topping the world rankings. 

"I sat down actually just few days ago and talked a little bit about that. I want to try and win another grand slam," said Murray. 

"Every player would like to get to number one but I would rather win another a grand slam or two and not get to number one."

His next opportunity to add to the previous two successes comes later this month when he sets out to defend his US Open crown. 

Murray ended his long wait for a maiden grand slam in New York last year when he defeated Djokovic in a thrilling five set encounter. 

He then became the first British male to win the Wimbledon singles title, since Fred Perry in 1936, as he continued his impressive run of four consecutive grand slam finals. 

"It took me a long time to win my first one (grand slam) and I know how difficult it is to win those tournaments," he said.

"I'll work as hard as I can to give myself an opportunity at the U.S Open and see how I do there."

Murray is due to play either Marcel Granollers of Spain or Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in his first match at the Rogers Cup.

 

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