Andy Murray Hits New York, Visits Charlie Rose, Adidas [Video]
by Tom Gainey | August 23rd, 2013, 3:23 pm

Andy Murray has already been a busy man in New York. The reigning US Open champion has been on the media circus this week ahead of his first Grand Slam title defense.

Murray earlier visited with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning, then yesterday was at the adidas store to meets some fans.

If things go well for Murray in New York, he can find himself in the No. 1 position on the ATP rankings, a spot he doesn’t give a lot of thought to.

“That’s something that comes with winning,” Murray said about the No. 1 ranking. “It comes with consistency but it’s not, that isn’t at the top of my list of goals.

“It would be nice, but I think in tennis that isn’t necessarily how it’s always looked. Bad players have gotten to number one in the world but haven’t won a grand slam and people say, “oh, you don’t deserve to be number one in the world because you haven’t won a slam.” The grand slams are the biggest events and they’re the ones that I prepare hard for, they’re the tournaments that I want to win. Not trying to get to number one.”

Murray opens his title defense in the first round against French lefty Michael Llodra.

Charlie Rose:


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7 Comments for Andy Murray Hits New York, Visits Charlie Rose, Adidas [Video]

Tennis x Hippy Chic Says:

Nice one Andy,all brand new territory to him now,going to a GS for the 1st time trying to defend the title,all the best Andy,really looking forward to it.

the DA Says:

Andy looks more comfortable than ever dealing with the media and public events. It’s clear that he enjoys meeting the fans most – all those broad smiles. Hope he doesn’t get too distracted with these new obligations. Heard he had a really good practice with Rafa today.

Hawkeye Says:

Ouch. Woz won’t like being labelled a bad player.

Brando Says:

@the DA:

Saw the same re Rafa and Andy practice. Awesome stuff.

Vamos to both of them: go kick some butt at the USO fellas!

Tennislover Says:

“If things go well for Murray in New York, he can find himself in the No. 1 position on the ATP rankings, a spot he doesn’t give a lot of thought to.”

I don’t see how he can find himself in the No. 1 position on the ATP rankings even if he wins the USO. He will remain no.3 after the USO even if he wins it.

I also don’t understand this sudden shift of focus entirely on the majors especially at his age. As much as I like his tennis, I get the feeling that he probably realizes that pursuing the top rank is simply not viable for him right now even if he places it at the top of his list of goals. Djok has been very strong since 2011 and Raf seems set to regain the top rank and retain it for a year at least. It would take a prolonged slump in form of both Raf and Djok for Murray to reach the top spot. Otherwise, he’d have to play consistently well right through the season to have a chance and that appears improbable if not impossible.

Perfect fan Says:

Feeling really good for muzza..defending champ in a slam at last. Must say, this is a huge honour.
But needless to say, the pressure will be huge..bol anyways :)

Steve 27 Says:

Good for Andy, I wish him good luck.

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