Agassi backs Murray for slam success


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:55

The British number one won his sixth title of the season in Valencia on Sunday with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny.

“I think he’ll win multiple grand slams. It’s been my prediction for a while,” said Agassi, who was Murray’s childhood idol. “This year was disappointing for him. I know he was on the verge in a couple of grand slams with the hopes of doing it (winning). I think once he does one, the floodgates will open. He just needs to stay with it.”

Agassi added: “He’s proved that he’s a strong person. My advice? To keep getting better. Every day’s an opportunity to get one day better.

“He shouldn’t get hung up on results. Results are a bi-product of your commitment and work ethic and not cutting a corner.

“He has a self-inflicting tortured spirit about him when he’s on the court, and I think the last year and a half he’s really learned how to use it.”


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