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Andy Murray already gunning for the Australian Open

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Having recently overtaken Novak Djokovic to clinch the number one spot in the world rankings for the first time, Andy Murray now aims to add the Australian Open to his collection. 

The tournament in Melbourne and the French Open are the only two Grand Slams that have eluded the British player. 

Winning those two titles would complete a sensational career Grand Slam for the Scot. 

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Looking ahead to the tournament, Murray said, as reported by the Mirror. 

"Obviously I'd love to win the Australian Open because it's sort of the next major goal, beginning of next year, because I have been close a number of times and I have never quite done it."

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The 29-year-old has indeed come extremely close to winning the summer tournament, having reached the final an astonishing five times. 

The Wimbledon champion added:

"Obviously I'd love to try and win that. I will keep working hard to get better."

Murray on top of the world 

Milos Raonic's withdrawal from the semi-finals of the Paris Masters propelled Murray to the top of the world rankings, without the Brit even having to hit a ball. 

Murray stated that he received more messages of congratulations for climbing to the summit than after any match.

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He commented on his achievement: "When you hear from any players, it's very nice, but it means the most when it comes from the family or people you care about the most."

"When you hear from any players, it's very nice, but it means the most when it comes from the family or people you care about the most."

After winning the Paris Masters, Murray will be looking to end the year on a high by claiming the ATP World Tour Finals in London next week. 

His 6-3 6-7 6-4 win over John Isner in the finals in Paris was his 73rd win of an incredible year, in which he also won eight titles - including Wimbledon and Olympic triumphs. 

Murray will be looking to maintain top spot in the rankings when he enters the Australian Open.

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Juan Martin Del Potro
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Venus Williams
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
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Serena Williams
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