Slumping Andy Murray believes he can turn season around at French Open

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The world No. 1 remains confident despite his highly disappointing clay season. (AP)

Andy Murray, who dropped his opening-round match to Fabio Fognini in Rome on Tuesday, believes he can still turn his game around before the French Open.

Murray has won three Grand Slams in his career, but he has never won in Paris. On clay this year, Murray lost in the third round in Monte Carlo, in the semis in Barcelona, in the third round in Madrid and now the second round in Rome.

"I know a lot of people think I have got no chance of doing anything at the French after the last couple of weeks, but I do think I can,” said Murray, who reached the final of the French Open last year. “It’s certainly not going to be easy. I’m going to have to work hard these next 10 days, then really work my way into the tournament.”


The world No. 1 has won just one tournament this season, in Dubai in March.

Last year Murray won nine events, including Rome, Wimbledon, the Olympics, the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals.  

“I’m just not playing good tennis, and I need to try and work out how to turn that around,” Murray said. “I believe I will. And I need, ideally, to do it quickly because there are some pretty important tournaments coming up.”


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