Murray no longer under pressure to win

"I can improve my ranking just playing like I have done last season and the rest of the tour. I don't want to add extra tournaments and mess up my schedule to try to reach No. 1," he said.

Murray plays Janko Tispsarevic on Thursday in the opening match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. That will be followed by David Ferrer taking on Tomas Berdych. Novak Djokovic and Nicolas Almagro, who replaced Rafael Nadal, are also in the field.

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