Great Britain No 1 Christian Medina Murphy has revealed his season’s ambition is to finally break into the world’s top 100.

Currently ranked 138th in the FIP rankings, the 25-year-old Alicante-based player has revealed his schedule will be targeted on the new-look Premier Padel season, which opens in Riyadh later this month.

The elite circuit is the obvious choice for Murphy to achieve his ambitions and he is hoping to make significant inroads this season alongside his playing partner Belar Vera Lopez.

The duo, who are currently on the waiting list to compete in the qualifiers in Riyadh, is confident they can achieve that and move up the world rankings.

He said: “My target for this year is trying to go to top 100. Obviously other players are pushing so hard, the sport is growing so fast with many new players, so the goal is certainly tough because you have to beat the best players in the world but last year was a good year.

“I played regularly played in these tournaments, in the majors, in the Premier Padel P1s, and so I'm used to playing against those players and I beat players in the top 40 last year.

“I’m confident I have the level, but obviously you have to be on that level all year, and that is the most difficult thing.

“If I am going to achieve my target, then I need to get my best results in Premier Padel tournaments because you have so many points to play for, as well as the prize money. So  this year is going to be all about Premier Padel with some FIP tournaments, where they fit in the schedule.”

Murphy confirmed he aims to play in FIP events that are scheduled to be held in the UK as well represent GB in this year’s European and World Championships.

He warmed up for his assault by competing at the FIP Promotion event at La Cala in Benidorm – a short distance from his Spanish home – where he and Vera Lopez reached the quarter finals before withdrawing after Lopez picked up a slight injury.

The tournament was an opportunity for Murphy to test his fitness having undergone a meniscus operation in late November before following it with a month of intensive training.

Murphy added: “During December I trained four or five hours per day to be at the first day of pre-season as it's the most important thing to do a complete pre-season.

“Following the injury you want to play at 100%. At La Cala, it wasn’t about the overall result but to feel 100% and do a good job.”