British tennis star Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion and world No. 7, said in an interview with Efe that his focus on court was to play consistently, while his goals off the court included marriage and having a family.
"I've thought about having a family life, a happy life, with a family. I plan to get married because it's very important for me, for my future, when I no longer have the opportunity to play tennis and stop traveling so much," the Scotsman said.
Murray, who won the U.S. Open in 2012 and last year became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, said consistency was the key to becoming the world No. 1.
"To reach No. 1, you have to be very consistent and I haven't been in the last few years, not in the Grand Slams and not in the other tournaments, but if I want to reach the top in the next (few years), I have to show consistency," Murray said.
The 26-year-old Scotsman, whose top career ranking was No. 2 in April 2013, said he wanted to be in the top three on the ATP Tour.
Murray said many people had compared his playing style to that of Slovak Miloslav Mecir, who won the gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, but he had his own style.
The Scotsman, an avid soccer fan who has been in Mexico less than a week, said he did not know much about the Mexican league, but he quickly identified Manchester United forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez as a player he had watched in action.
Murray said his knowledge of Mexican culture was limited and this was his first time in the country.
The Scotsman said he avoided alcohol and had never had tequila, but "perhaps I might try it when the tournament is over."
Murray, who was the Olympic champion in London in 2012, said at the end of the interview that he remembered reading about Aztec warriors. EFE