Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray's Bid to Remould His Game on Clay Starts with Victory

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray's Bid to Remould His Game on Clay Starts with Victory

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Byline: CHRIS JONES

ANDY MURRAY had to work hard in his first clay court match of the seasontoday before overcoming Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-4, in the Monte Carlo MastersSeries.

The world No20 (right), preparing for next month's French Open in Paris, tookthe first set on a tie-break but only after neither player had been broken inthe opening 12 games.

He then raced into a 5-2 lead in the second only to be pegged back to 5-4before sealing victory on his second match point. Murray now plays Italy'sFilippo Volandri, ranked 42 in the world.

The British No1 had gone into the first-round match with a record of only fourwins from 13 matches on the surface and had added clay expert and former worldNo2 Alex Corretja to his team.

Despite Murray's victory, the

Spaniard insists he is no miracle worker.

Corretja said: "We need to take things slow with Andy on clay and we cannotexpect miracles. We have to be humble and I am sure he will realise he can playon this surface. …

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