Andy Murray has vowed to make a statement at the forthcoming US Open schedule for August later this year.
The British former world number one suffered his earliest Wimbledon exit as he lost to American 20th John Isner in the second round on Wednesday alongside British Emma Raducanu.
He promised to improve his ranking before the US Open in order to avoid facing high-ranked players early in the tournament.
“I was coming into Wimbledon feeling like I could have a deep run,” he said.
“If you play against top guys right at the beginning of the event, obviously it makes it more challenging.”
He added: “I really want to try and improve my ranking to a level where I’m getting seeded in Slams. If not by the US Open, then going into the Australian Open next year.”
Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray, ranked 52nd in the world, had never failed to reach the third round in 13 previous appearances at Wimbledon, where he is a two-time winner.
“One of the reasons why improving your ranking and trying to get seeded is important is to avoid playing top players and dangerous guys like that early in tournaments,” said the Scot.
“It’s one of those matches that, had I got through, who knows what would have happened.” he was quoted by BBC.