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Murray 'not consistent enough to be No.1'

ESPN staff
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Andy Murray insists life is already back to normal after his Wimbledon triumph © PA Photos
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Wimbledon and US Open champion Andy Murray does not believe he has the consistency to be ranked No. 1 in the world just yet, and will continue to focus on grand slam success.

The world No. 2 says life is back to normal following his Wimbledon victory as he prepares for the first stage of his US Open title defence at the Rogers Cup this week.

But while Murray holds two of the four majors and the Olympic title, he believes he is some way off matching the consistency of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who holds a commanding lead at the top of the ATP World Tour rankings.

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But Murray, who will face either Marcel Granollers or Grigor Dimitrov in the second round in Montreal, is satisfied to peak at the majors for now.

"Grand slams are the main goal," Murray told BBC Sport. "I sat down with the guys a few days ago - we actually talked briefly about Wimbledon but mainly on the future and what we as a team wanted to achieve. Everyone's on the same page that grand slams are what I want to try and do.

"It's extremely hard to get to No. 1 just now - the consistency of Novak and some of the other guys is incredible, and I've struggled to play my best every single week of the year and play consistently very well.

"The slams are my priority. That's what I prepare myself for, and hopefully I can win another one."

And after a brief flurry of activity, Murray was back into his usual routine just two weeks after his historic win at the All England Club.

"The few days after Wimbledon were really busy, pretty hectic, different to what I was used to. But I went on holiday for five days, which was really quiet and relaxing, then I got back into my training.

"Basically two weeks after Wimbledon I started training in Miami, and it was back to normal."

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