Murray dismisses Austrian claims


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

Austrian number one Jurgen Melzer insisted Murray might struggle to re-adjust after becoming the first British player to reach a grand slam final in 11 years.

But Murray hit back saying: “I don’t think there’s a lot of pressure on me. Jurgen doesn’t have a particularly good Davis Cup record.”

Murray’s march to the US Open final lifted him up to fourth in the world rankings and he will lead Great Britain’s assault during the World Group relegation play-off, staged on Wimbledon’s Court One.

The Scot was responding after Melzer had questioned the toll his recent exploits would take on the British number one.

“Andy isn’t in an easy position because the whole country expects him to win the Davis Cup by himself,” Melzer said.

“After playing such a great grand slam I imagine it would be tough to get your head clear and focus on the next one. It’s a big one.

“Britain want to be in the World Group so there’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Let’s see how he copes with that on the weekend.”


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