Murray targets 'big achievement'

20 November 2011 05:30:49 EST

Andy Murray knows his hopes of ending the season on a high with victory at the ATP World Tour Finals will depend on him hitting top form as quickly as possible.

Murray, who is 500/1 to take the title at the O2 Arena, has been drawn in a group with world number one Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych and is aiming to come out on top - having reached the semi-finals last year before losing out to Rafael Nadal.

It's one of the biggest tournaments on the tour - you're competing against the top guys.

Andy Murray

Murray said ahead of his opening match on Monday: "It's one of the biggest tournaments on the tour - you're competing against the top guys.

"If you can win it's a big achievement, one of the biggest. So there's a real incentive.

"This is different from other tournaments because you have to play well - very good tennis from the first match if you're to have a chance of going through.

"Last year I lost in the semis, but played a great match against Rafa. In some ways maybe losing that match gave me the drive to work harder and make sure things improved.

"As long as I finish the year playing good tennis, that makes a difference going into the off-season."

Murray begins his bid for glory against Spaniard Ferrer and is 1/8 to get off to a winning start, while Ferrer - who has lost his last four meetings with the British number one - is 5/1 to cause a shock and disappoint the home crowd.

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