Andy Murray keen on US Open success

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray wants to become the first Brit in 76 years to win a men's Grand Slam singles title by clinching the US Open.

Andy Murray is determined to win the US Open this year and become the first Briton in 76 years to claim a men's Grand Slam singles title.

The 25-year-old Scotsman, who reached the final at Wimbledon and won gold at the London Olympics, qualified for the final on Saturday following a 5-7 6-2 6-1 7-6 victory over Tomas Berdych.

"It's the last thing that I really want to achieve in my career," Murray is quoted as saying by Reuters. "Winning the Olympics did, for me, take a bit of the pressure off.

"I did feel a lot better after that. Maybe I had less doubts about myself and my place in the game just now.

"But winning a major is the last thing that I really want to do. It means a lot to me. You saw obviously at Wimbledon how much that meant to me."

Murray reached four Grand Slam finals in his career before this year's US Open and lost all of them, a record he wants to change.

"It's obviously not easy to lose another slam final, so I hope this one is a different story," he added.

Murray will face either defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia or Spain's David Ferrer in Monday's final.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060