ATP World Tennis Tournament: Andy Murray returns to action in Rotterdam targeting fitness
Andy Murray says regaining full fitness is his main aim for the season despite having an eye on the World No 1 spot.
Last Updated: 11/02/14 7:58pm
Murray returned from back surgery to make the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne last month, before helping Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory over America in San Diego.
The latest assignment for Murray on his comeback trail is the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, where he accepted a late wild card after emerging from the Davis Cup feeling good.
Murray will now take on Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Wednesday in Rotterdam as he looks to get back to full fitness in time for the next big tournaments and the next grand slam in France.
Although he has slipped down to No 6 in the world rankings, Murray knows a few wins can lift him back up but although he has an eye on top spot, full fitness remain his top target.
"It's a goal that I think every tennis player would have, we all want to do it," said Murray on the target of topping the rankings.
"The number one thing for me this year though is to get myself healthy again, get my body ready to compete in the grand slams. Yes if I have an opportunity to do it then I'll definitely go for it but right now that's not an immediate goal.
"When you come back from surgery you need to be patient with yourself and not expect too much in the first few months and then hopefully by the time the clay court season comes around my body should be 100 percent again."