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Andy Murray sets his sights on Australia

Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray told CNBC he aimed to win the Australian Open in January, once he had recovered from a recent operation.

Murray told "European Closing Bell" that he hoped he would be well enough to play in the Grand Slam event — one of the four most important annual tennis tournaments — but admitted he had not hit a tennis ball since undergoing back surgery in September.

"Every player would love to win every Grand Slam," he said. "With the Olympics, U.S. Open, Wimbledon... I've been in the final in Australia three times, I think. I'd love to try and win the Australian Open — that would be a good target for when I come back."

Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2013.
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Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2013.

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Murray, who is currently ranked the No. 4 tennis player in the world, and is the British No. 1, withdrew from next week's ATP World Tour Finals because of his back injury. He is currently the reigning Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympic Singles Champion.

Earlier this year, he set up a London-based company called 77, named after the number of years since the last British man — Fred Perry — won Wimbledon.

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