While the 34-year-old found it “nice” to gain direct entry into the tournament, he said he wanted to move further up in the rankings in order to automatically qualify for the main draw of the big events.
After being asked about his place in the US Open and previous comments surrounding the amount of wild cards he has received, including one to play in Cincinnati, Murray said: “Yeah, I mean, it was nice obviously to get in directly. Obviously that would be my goal to try and be getting into all of these tournaments by right.
“Then again, on the wildcards, each tournament has the opportunity to give wildcards to whoever they choose to. This year I had wildcards into – well, I don’t know if this is like the fourth or fifth tournament I had a wildcard into. I won two rounds at Wimbledon, won a round at Queen’s, I won a round in Rotterdam.
“If I was getting blasted every single week and not winning matches at this level that to me is a different story, or if I’m showing up to tournaments where I’m injured or I’m not feeling good and I’m not able to compete properly, then, yeah, that’s where I would have to look at myself and go, ‘right, I shouldn’t be doing that or taking that opportunity away from another player.'”