Former world No 1 Andy Murray returns to action in Cologne this week, with no thoughts of retirement.

Quite the opposite, he is setting his sights on better things in 2021.

“It will be good to hopefully get a few tournaments over the next few weeks and get some matches in,” Murray said.

“I think they’ve done a really good job here with the venue.

“It’s really nice. I’m hoping I can perform better than I did in Paris.

“I want to try and win tournaments. Indoor hard courts has been a good surface for me.

“It’s obviously quite a tough draw here but that’s what I want to do. I want to try and win. That’s the goal.

“I am hoping that over these next few months with more matches, more tournaments and a training period going in to the new year, that next year will be a good one.”