Andy Murray Wants More Practice On Clay!

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(Original Story: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/05/19/Madrid-Murray-Preview.aspx)

World No. 3 Andy Murray comes into the Mutua Madrid Open looking to find his footing on clay after winning one match in his season debut on the dirt at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

 

“Practice is important for me on this surface more than most because I need to get used to the movements again, patterns of play that I use on this surface, which is different to the other courts,” Murray said.

 

“I need to get used to playing points again on this surface, because there are things that you do on the clay that don’t necessarily work on other surfaces, and things that work on other courts don’t work so well on the clay. So it takes a lot of time on the court practising and playing a lot of sets for me to get back into that routine.”

 

While Murray has amassed 26 tour-level trophies, the Scot is yet to reach a clay final. But Murray is confident his game can translate to success on every surface.

 

“I feel like every time I go into tournaments, I’m capable of winning. I think the chances of me winning tournaments vary depending on the surface,” said Murray. “But on grass and hard courts, I’ve played very well over the last year. Really since Miami last year, I’ve had good results on the hard courts. And the grass I obviously enjoy playing on as well. The clay has been still the most challenging surface for me, but I’ve played some good matches and beaten some tough players.”

 

Murray will face Florian Mayer or lucky loser Marinko Matosevic in his Madrid opener.

 

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