Player Profiles

(4) Andy Murray

  • DOB: 15/05/1987
  • Nationality: GBR
  • Became Pro: 2005
  • Height: 1.91
Andy Murray - solid from the back of the court.

Player Profile

Andy Murray remains Great Britain's big hope to end the nation's Grand Slam drought at men's singles level, although it seems unlikely Roland Garros is the venue for him to break his duck.

The Scot suffered a third Grand Slam final defeat in January's Australian Open and, just as he did following defeat in the Melbourne final 12 months earlier, has struggled to recover.

His straight-sets defeat by Novak Djokovic sparked a run of four straight defeats on the ATP World Tour.

A return to the European clay - never Murray's favourite surface - actually prompted a revival of sorts and having reached the semi-finals in Monte Carlo he took a set off clay king Rafael Nadal.

An elbow problem affected him in that match though and it remains to be seen whether he has recovered fully or not.

In general, Murray's solidity from the baseline is well suited to the claycourts, but frankly there are plenty of more likely winners in Paris.

Murray's better chance of ending that 75-year wait - or 150,000 as Roger Federer once joked - will come at Wimbledon.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open QFRUSFRURUR4R1R4R1-
French Open SF--SFR4QFR3-R1-
Wimbledon -WRUSFSFSFQF-R4R3
US Open -QFWSFR3R4RUR3R4R2

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Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Rafael Nadal - five-time winner in Paris. Novak Djokovic - flying start to 2011. Roger Federer - has struggled against the top two in 2011. Andy Murray - solid from the back of the court. Robin Soderling - runner-up the last two years. Tomas Berdych - can let his head go down. David Ferrer - winner in Acapulco on clay this season. Jurgen Melzer - semi-finalist last season. Gael Monfils - health concerns. Mardy Fish - not a great record on clay. Andy Roddick - poor form. Nicolas Almagro - outside chance at Roland Garros. Mikhail Youzhny - stuttering season so far. Richard Gasquet - flamboyant Frenchman.
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