Murray facing fresh challenge
Andy Murray says he will approach the US Open with a new perspective after winning the tournament last year.
The 26-year-old won his first major at Flushing Meadows before triumphing at Wimbledon last month. Instead of trying to win majors, he's now preparing to defend them.
"It's a new experience, so I don't know how I'm going to respond," said Murray.
"You know, I'm staying in the same hotel as last year, and I'll try and stick to a similar sort of schedule and try and get comfortable there as soon as I arrive in New York. I'm looking forward to it."
"I get excited always for the Grand Slams, and there's some pressures that you can deal with well and some you don't.
"Hopefully, this will be one that I deal with well. I've always enjoyed playing in New York. I hope I've got the energy there and the desire to have a good tournament."
Murray will compete at this week's Cincinnati Masters, which he won in 2008 and 2011 but lost in the round of 16 last year, and the Scot wouldn't speculate on his chances of a third success.
"I don't really know," he said. "I mean, sometimes I played really well here and sometimes I haven't. I need to try and get some matches in because that would help for the US Open.
"Last year I didn't play particularly well in the two warm-up tournaments. I only played one match in Canada and two matches here and I won the US Open. So I'm not putting loads of pressure on myself this week."
Murray could face Ernests Gulbis - who beat him in Toronto last week - in his first match.
The Latvian faces Mikhail Youzhny in the first round on Tuesday night, with the winner facing No 2 seed Murray, who was given a bye.