Player Profiles

(4) Andy Murray

  • DOB: 15/05/1987
  • Nationality: GBR
  • Became Pro: 2005
  • Height: 1.91
Murray: Finding his form

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Murray exceeded expectations at last year's French Open when he was among the final eight in Paris.

The 23-year-old Scot, who has admitted clay is his least-favourite surface, conquered claycourt specialist Juan Ignacio Chela and world number 12 Marin Cilic before falling in four sets to the hard-hitting Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.

Murray, who also reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon and a career-high number two in the world last season, came back bigger and better at this year's Australian Open but suffered a straight-sets humbling by world number one Roger Federer in the final.

The Dunblane right-hander, who is famed as being one of the best tacticians on a tennis court, endured a miserable American hardcourt campaign, producing insipid showings at Indian Wells and Miami before beginning the claycourt campaign in inauspicious fashion with an error-ridden 6-2 6-1 defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber at Monte Carlo.

But the world number four heads to the French capital in better spirits after rediscovering some form by reaching the third round in Rome and the quarter-finals in Madrid before falling to the superior claycourt performer David Ferrer.

After a difficult few months on the tour, the lack of pressure on Murray on his weakest surface could make for another happy Roland Garros for the British hope.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Federer - defending champ. Nadal - red-hot favourite. Djokovic: Claycourt pedigree Murray: Finding his form Soderling - Finalist last year Roddick - huge heart Verdasco - Barcelona champ. Tsonga - Fan favourite Ferrer - impressive claycourt form. Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist. Youzhny - starred on YouTube. Gonzalez - lost in semis last year. Monfils - home favourite. Ljubicic - winner in Indian Wells. Berdych - dangerous. Ferrero - winner in Paris in 2003.
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