Jamie Murray believes hitting the landmark of 500 tour degree wins is “a cool factor to have achieved” and hopes to maintain enjoying into his 40s.
Murray, 36, achieved the milestone partnering Matthew Ebden on the current Rolex Paris Masters.
The Scot has gained seven Grand Slam titles in males’s and combined doubles.
“To be trustworthy I had completely no thought I used to be on 499 or was even near that,” Murray advised BBC Scotland.
“It’s a cool factor to have achieved. It most likely simply means I’ve been enjoying endlessly however I’m nonetheless ultra-competitive. I nonetheless love enjoying, love travelling, actually benefit from the tour and hopefully I can rack up a couple of extra wins earlier than I name it quits.
“We’ve been on the tour a very long time now. I may most likely play, possibly till I’m 40, possibly 41. If I take care of myself and my physique feels good, I’ll play so long as I can, so long as I really feel like I’m nonetheless aggressive and in with an opportunity to win massive tournaments.”
The previous world doubles primary was talking in Aberdeen to advertise subsequent month’s Battle of the Brits – Scotland v England event, which is going down within the metropolis.
Jamie and his youthful brother Andy would be the star points of interest on the occasion, which needed to be cancelled final yr due to Covid-19.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy started the yr nicely outdoors the world’s prime 100, however has since climbed as much as forty ninth within the international males’s standings.
“The largest factor was that he was just about match to play a full season, which was a giant step ahead for him,” stated the older Murray brother.
“He missed a couple of tournaments within the second quarter of the yr, he performed numerous good tennis, he had a couple of good wins, I believe he most likely would have appreciated to have pushed on greater than possibly he did however for him the massive confidence is that he is aware of that he can play a full season on the tour and hopefully that can chill out him.
“He nonetheless has numerous nice tennis in him. I’m certain he nonetheless believes he can, in any other case he would not nonetheless be enjoying I do not assume, so I am hoping for good issues for him. There are alternatives there on the prime of the boys’s recreation for him to get again up there, I actually consider that.”