Andy Murray keen on US Open success

Murray determined to win US Open
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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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