Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray to Turn His Attention to Individual Glory ; Tennis

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray to Turn His Attention to Individual Glory ; Tennis

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ANDY Murray hopes he can emulate Novak Djokovic in turning Davis Cup success into a stellar season in 2016.

Djokovic's elevation to the top of the world game began after he helped Serbia win their first Davis Cup five years ago.

The following season he won three grand slam titles and has been the dominant force pretty much ever since, reaching 15 of the last 20 slam finals.

Murray had the most consistent season of his career in 2015 and finished it ranked number two in the world for the first time, but a slam title eluded him.

Asked if the Davis Cup could be a springboard, he said: "I hope so. I'll obviously try to use it as much as I can for next year.

"The most important thing is, yes, enjoy it now, but don't let it go on for like three weeks and stop practising hard and going to the gym and doing everything properly. …

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