Tennis superstar Andy Murray lacked no confidence or motivation throughout the 2016 season as he pushed himself to the limits. The 30-year-old played at 16 ATP tournaments in 2016, as well as featured at the Rio Olympics and played in a couple of Davis Cup ties. The Scot put on a historic campaign as he captured nine titles that season -- with the most important ones being a second Wimbledon championship and back-to-back Olympics gold medal. Murray also fulfilled his enormous goal at the end of 2016 when he finally made it to the No. 1 spot on the ATP rankings list for the first time in his career.

However, much has changed for the three-time Grand Slam Champion since his outstanding 2016 campaign.

Murray, who was healthy and outstandingly fit in 2016, told to Sky Sports' Jacquie Beltrao that he thought about winning "all the major events" that year, reaching the top spot, and making it all the way wherever he would play.

New goals

Murray has been sidelined since July and Wimbledon as he has been taking care of his damaged hip ever since. The three-time Grand Slam champion was also bugged by shingles and an elbow injury this year. Besides being forced to finish the season prematurely, the Scotsman's injury-plagued campaign saw him win just one title this year and fall to No. 16. Murray, who has always been viewed as a superstar and one of the favorites for the biggest accolades, admits he is thinking on the different way now.

Though 30 years old, injury-plagued, married and father of two daughters, the Scot isn't ready to quit the game he loves so much.

"The goals change, and I remember now how much I just loved playing tennis - it isn't about winning every match that I play in the future or winning more slams," Murray also revealed to Sky Sports' Jacquie Beltrao.

Health comes first

Murray is simply hoping to put the health struggles behind him and enjoy playing the game of tennis. The three-time Grand Slam champion is scheduled to make a comeback at the Brisbane International -- which is set to be held from December 31 through January 7. The Scot, who is preparing for his third Brisbane appearance, won the event in 2012 and 2013.

"I want to get back to playing tennis, I want to be fit and healthy, and that is what is driving me just now," Murray confessed to Sky Sports' Jacquie Beltrao. The three-time Grand Slam champion also added that he is "hoping" to get back to being fully healthy and fit in 2018. The Scot also claimed that he will have an opportunity to compete for the biggest titles if he can get back to fully healthy and fit in 2018.