London: US Open champion Andy Murray has admitted it won’t be possible for him to attain the number one ranking in tennis this year, and believes Novak Djokovic is guaranteed to secure the top spot.
Roger Federer has tipped the Scot to take over his mantle as the best player in the world following his US Open win.
Even as the top ranking is in Murray`s sights, he believes Novak Djokovic will be crowned the new number one ahead of him, but the world number three is determined to keep working hard.
“It will be very difficult to finish the year as number one. I think Novak is too far off and guaranteed that,” the BBC quoted Murray, as saying.
“I will keep working hard and focus for the rest of the year and hopefully have a chance next year,” he added.
First Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 16:52