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Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray assured his fans that he would give his best to end his career’s best season on a high note. This season, Murray ended United Kingdom’s 76 year Grand Slam draught and brought home that long awaited glory.
The 25-year-old Super-Scot will starts off his Japan Open title defense campaign this week in Tokyo, where he faces Frenchman Gael Monfils in his first match. This will be Murray’s first duel since his New York triumph earlier this month.
"It will be a tough first match against Monfils," Murray told reporters. "I've played him I think five times and lost to him a couple of times. He's a great athlete."
Murray reached his first Wimbledon final this year. He further said that his hunger for success has grown more over a period of time.
"Obviously I have good memories of Tokyo from last year. It's nice to come back. I'd also like to play well at the Tour Finals in London. I didn't have the chance to do that last year because of a groin strain. It was a very disappointing way to end the year. I want to make sure I'm 100 percent fit for that tournament and finish the year well there."
When asked about his mental-game improvement since associating with former world No. 1 Ivan Lendl, Murray said, "I've probably improved mentally a little bit. It's very important at my age to make sure you keep trying to learn and get better. I've improved my game. That's the thing I've been the most pleased with this year. With the way men's tennis is now - there is a lot of depth.”
He further added that "The top of the men's game is very, very strong so if you want to improve your ranking and win more tournaments you need to keep finding things to improve your game."
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