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Murray: Fitness more important than rank

Posted on 12/02/2014 in Tennis

Ahead of his first ATP match since the Australian Open, Andy Murray has admitted that a return to full fitness is more important than ranking points.

It has been a long-running goal of the Scot to reach the world number one spot, but since a back injury cut short his Wimbledon-winning season, his priority is his health.

Murray has accepted a wildcard entry into the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam after he emerged from international duty with no new injury issues.

He said: "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 per cent again."

Murray has slipped to sixth place in the ATP rankings, but he knows that a few tournament wins will see him rise.

Will the British number one get the win he needs in Rotterdam? Can he still compete with the world's elite? If you want a tennis bet, check out our odds.