Murray Targets Australian Open

World number 4 and three time finalist of Grand Slam events, Andy Murray is looking to go one step ahead this season and lay his hands on the coveted title of Grand Slam Winner. The 24 year old Scotsman aims to win the first Grand Slam of the tournament, the Australian Open which begins Down Under in a couple of Weeks’ time. Murray has been training extremely hard for the start of the season and he even gave his Christmas celebrations a miss and instead chose to run a few miles on the beach near his apartment in Florida.

2011 has been a wonderful year for the top ranked Brit during which he won five titles on the ATP Tour and also reached the final of the Australian Open where he lost to eventual world number one Novak Djokovic. But Andy Murray believes that his prime weakness has been his ability in not being able to grind out results, particularly in crunch matches. He failed to win important matches in Grand Slam events as well leading to his ouster before the latter stages of the tournament and he is looking to improve on that statistic.

Murray, who became the third ranked player in the world, did not play in the year ending ATP Masters Series leading him to drop back into fourth place but he is not bothered about the rankings as long as he can get his hands on a Grand Slam trophy and he has targeted the Australian Open first.

The 2012 season will begin for Andy Murray at Brisbane at the Brisbane International as he looks to get back into match shape before the start of the Grand Slam event on the 16th of January, 2012. Murray will take to the court as the number one seed.