Andy Murray has sent out a warning to the rest of tennis that he intends to stay on top of the world for as long as possible.
The Scot ended the season as the world number one after he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the ATP Tour Finals in London.
Murray knocked Djokovic off top spot a couple of weeks ago and the victory at the O2 Arena ensured he would stay above the Serb for at least the time being.
“I would like to try and stay there, obviously. It’s taken a huge effort the last five, six months to get there,” Murray said.
“I’m aware that’s going to be extremely difficult because I had a great year this year and I only managed to do it by one match.
“But now that I’ve got there, I would be motivated to try and stay in that position.”
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both struggling with injury in recent times and with Djokovic going through somewhat of a poor spell by his standards, there shouldn’t be any reason why Murray can’t extend his time at the summit.
“I’d want to try and achieve as much as I can these next few years because I’m not going to be around forever,” he added.
“These next few years, I want to try and make them the best of my career, try and win as much as I can. “