Andy Murray has proved to be almost unbeatable on clay off late

Andy Murray has proved to be almost unbeatable on clay off late, but, he refuses to admit that he is all comfortable on slower surfaces now. He reckons he’s a bit of distance still to cover in that direction.

However, he agrees to the point that he is probably playing some of his best clay court tennis at the moment.

Murray is seen as one of the hot favourites in the ongoing French Open.

He has been in absolutely majestic form playing in clay tournaments off late and the kind of dominance that he showed the other day to get better of one of the most promising youngsters in the circuit, Nick Kyrgios, it’s only obvious that people would rate his chances highly for the title at Roland Garros.

Clay was actually not one of Murray’s preferred surfaces some time back. But, with immense hard work, he has now been able to convert himself into a player who likes playing on clay.

According to Murray though, in spite of his red hot form, it’s still Rafael Nadal who holds the favourites’ tag because of what he has done in the French Opens in the past.

Speaking after making it to the pre quarters, Murray said, “I am yet to even reach my first final and somebody has already lifted the trophy here on 9 occasions. So, you’ve got to keep him in the reckoning too.”

“I have indeed been having a very good time on clay this season, but, it would take more effort for me to be able to reach the glory.”

“It’s good that I have not had to play too many long matches so far. It’s important to save energy heading to the business end of the competition.”