Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Murray gears up for clay

Last Friday Andy Murray announced that Alex Corretja - who twice reached the final of the French Open - will work with him during the clay season. It's a clear sign that Murray is looking to make the most of the fact that he is not defending many points on clay.

He missed the French Open last year following his injury in Hamburg, and so if he goes deep this year in the Masters Series Events in Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg, plus at Roland Garros, he can propel himself back into top 10.

Murray spent his formative years on clay at the Sanchez-Casal academy in Barcelona but has not had much success in recent years on the brown stuff. He told the BBC website "When I went over to practise in Barcelona I won some tournaments on the clay so it's a court I can play well on. But I've hardly played on clay for the last couple of years so I'm going to try to get some good practice in and try to get used to it again."

Murray also confirmed today that he will represent Britain at the Olympics.

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