Consistency key for Murray



Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:24

The British number has been one of the form players this season, winning titles in Doha and Rotterdam, and a defeat by Verdasco at the Australian Open is one of only two matches he has lost.

Murray said: “Lately I’ve been finding ways to win when I’ve not been playing my best. I guess that’s all you can do. At the end of last year my consistency was great and I’ve started this year really great. I need to make sure I keep it going in the next few months.”

The 21-year-old was never in danger of falling in the fourth round against Victor Troicki yesterday as he cruised through 6-1 6-0 in less than an hour.

It was day when nothing went right for Troicki, particularly on serve, but the world number four was delighted with the way he rammed home his advantage.

“I didn’t make a lot of mistakes,” Murray continued. “I had a high percentage of first serves and I used my slice well.

“I just kept thinking all the way through the match. Right from the start to get a break early kind of set the tone for the rest of the match. He didn’t really recover from that.”

Murray is ploughing a lone furrow at the highest level of the game as far as British players are concerned but a sign of better things to come emerged this week when Laura Robson became the world’s top-ranked junior.

The Wimbledon girl’s champion has already made her debut on the professional circuit and Murray believes the 15-year-old can replicate her success in the senior ranks.

He said: “I think she’s very good. I think she will for sure get into the top 50. But after that, you don’t know. Anything can happen.”


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