Robson impresses Murray
Andy Murray believes Laura Robson can get right to the top of the game if she improves her movement.
Last Updated: 30/08/12 6:11pm
Andy Murray believes Laura Robson can get right to the top of the game if she keeps working hard to improve her movement.
The 18-year-old came of age at the US Open last night with victory over Kim Clijsters in the second round in the Belgian's final professional singles match.
It was by far the biggest win of Robson's career and took her through to the third round of a grand slam for the first time, where she will play ninth seed and former French Open champion Li Na on Friday.
Murray is a good person to judge Robson's game given the pair's experience of playing mixed doubles together at the Hopman Cup in 2010 and 2011 and at the Olympics earlier in August, where they won a silver medal.
Murray said: "When we were playing I didn't say too much. We just tried to play and not over think it so much.
"The one thing (I saw), when I first played with her at the Hopman Cup, she has the potential to move actually fairly well.
"She moved very well on the court (yesterday). But you need to want to chase balls down and believe that you can get to balls, and I think at the Olympics, after the first match or so, she was getting to a lot of balls. She was moving much better than she had in the past.
"She hits the ball great when she's in a good position. I think if she keeps improving on her movement, she's going to be a very, very good player.
"She's very good already, but she'll get to the top much quicker."