Murray hoping for feat on clay


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

While the world number four received his tennis education on the clay courts of Spain, Murray has achieved better results on other surfaces as a professional.

Murray said: “I feel more comfortable on clay this year than I have in the past.”

The 21-year-old reached the second round in Rome last year, which represents his best finish in the Eternal City.

However, this season has seen the Scot show improvement on clay, reaching the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he lost to eventual winner Rafael Nadal.

He added: “I feel in good condition physically and mentally.

“It’s a different style of tennis from that of grass or hard court.

“You need to create the point and make as few mistakes as possible.

“I know, however, that in order to improve my ranking I need to be competitive on all surfaces.

“My aim is to win on clay and in Rome I want to go all the way.”


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