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Rusedski: 2017 will 'define' Murray

2016-11-30 08:51
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London - Former British number one Greg Rusedski said that Andy Murray should target multiple grand slam titles in 2017 to secure his legacy.

“I think next year is going to define how many majors he’s going to win" overall, Rusedski said.

“Next year the goal’s got to be to try to win at least two majors, because usually the best player on the planet has the most majors in their pocket.”

Murray start the season as number one in the world after defeating Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals and won his third slam at Wimbledon this year.

Australia is "one of the slams you would have expected [Murray] to win first," Rusedski said. "He gets his off-season usually spot on, so I think going in he has to be the favourite for the title."

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have all claimed three titles in a single season at least once.

“I always thought he could win the French, but I think he didn’t believe he could win. Djokovic finally won his first one this year, Federer only won his when Rafa went out, so it’s not an easy thing to do."

Murray needs a win in Australia and France to complete a career grand slam.

“Rafa’s going to be back and I’m sure Novak’s going to be back, but Andy’s got a great shot.”

Murray closed this season on a run of 24 wins. His pre-season training is to begin soon.

The Australian Open runs from January 16 to January 29.

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