Andy Murray sets new career target after finishing as Qatar Open runner-up

Andy Murray is set for a significant climb up the ATP rankings after finishing as a runner-up to Daniil Medvedev at the Qatar Open and revealed he is now targeting 800 career wins.

Murray produced several impressive performances at the tournament including a remarkable semi-final victory in which he saved five match points.

The 35-year-old was previously told he would not be able to play professional tennis again due to a hip injury before surgery in 2019 saved his career.

Murray has reached four ATP Four finals since – winning one – and his performance in Qatar will now see him climb 18 places to world No.52.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray, speaking after his 4-6 4-6 defeat to Russia’s Medvedev – one of the best players in the world at the moment – said: ‘It was an incredible week.

‘Obviously it didn’t finish as I wanted, but I had some amazing matches here and create some great memories. It was fantastic to be in a final again.

‘Daniil is one of my favourite players to watch and one of the best players on the tour.

‘So now that I know that I’m able to, I want to see how far that can go, because, yeah, it’s a challenge and something that, you know, I’m proud of the results that I’m having, yeah, with a large physical limitation.’

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