The Englishman spoke about his ambitions as well as his partnership in doubles and mixed doubles in his column for BBC.

Jamie Murray has opened up about his ambitions and said his current goal is to make a career Grand Slam. With the US and Australian Opens in the bag, the British will need to win the French Open and Wimbledon to achieve his dream.

Murray reached the final of the Australian Open mixed doubles alongside American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. However, the duo lost to Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova. And Murray believes he and his partner have more chances to win Grand Slam titles if they maintain their games.

“Bethanie and I lost to Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova, but I know if we keep putting our games out there, then we will have more chances to win Grand Slam titles in the future,” he wrote. “That’s the same with Neal Skupski in the men’s doubles, even though we had a disappointing tournament in Melbourne.”

“My goals now, which will be my goals until I finish playing, are trying to win the French Open and Wimbledon. I would love to make a career Grand Slam”.

He also said he has no plan of retiring yet and will continue his partnership with Mattek-Sands. Murray said Mattek-Sands is an amazing player and that he’s lucky to compete with her.

“I turn 34 next week and I don’t see why I can’t play for a long while yet. Maybe I will play until my 40s. I’ll play for as long as I can. As long as I’m fit and healthy, as long as my ranking is at a point where I’m still able to compete at the biggest tournaments in the world, and as long as I enjoy doing it. Once you stop, you can never go back.

“Beth is an amazing player, an amazing mixed doubles player and I’ve been lucky to get the chance to compete with her. We will play together at Roland Garros and in all the tournaments we can this year. I hope we can add to the US Open titles we won in 2018 and last year”.


Author: Waheed Niniola