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Andy Murray Wimbledon 2019

‘Not many players can play well on grass’, believes Andy Murray

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Andy Murray said that grass court tennis “just suits” his game, while not many players are comfortable playing on the surface. 

The two-time Wimbledon champion beat Benoit Paire in straight sets in the first round of the ATP 500 event at Queen’s Club today – his first match on grass in three years.

The 34-year-old Brit is planning to play in singles at Wimbledon this year for the first time since 2017.

“I think grass is probably the surface that, of all the players – not that many of them play well on it. I think because no one trains on it growing up,” Murray told Amazon Prime Video Sport.

“Grass is really, they have some grass courts in the [United] States, but most of them are in the UK. There is a few of them dotted around elsewhere.

“I don’t know exactly what it is, but the transition going on to grass courts – I’ve always felt is very natural for me. The surface, I think because the way I hit the ball.

“I don’t play with that much spin, and when you play on grass – flatter shots tend to be a little bit more effective. Whereas when I go onto clay courts, that takes me quite a long time to adjust.

“I need to practise for a good three or four weeks [on clay]. When I got on the grass courts for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I adjusted very quickly. It just suits my game.”


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