Murray needs to be more aggressive, technically sound to win glory: Rusedski

Subscribe to Oneindia News

London, June 1(ANI): Former British tennis star Greg Rusedski believes that World No. 4 Andy Murray needs to be more aggressive to win glory and repeat a performance similar to the Australian Open.

Rusedski criticised Murray's technique after being knocked out of the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.

Murray, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, was hammered in straight-sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 by Czech Tomas Berdych.

"In reaching the final in the first Grand Slam of the season, the British No.1 struck just the right balance between defence and attack, but on the clay at Roland Garros, he seemed to take a step back in his tactics," Rusedski wrote in an article for The Mirror.

"Now in the build-up to Wimbledon - starting with the AEGON Championships next week - he will be forced to be more aggressive," he added.

Rusedski further said that on his current form Murray can reach the last eight or the semi-finals of a tournament, but he is not going to beat the best.

The 23-year-old is back in London, and now heads to the grass courts of Queen's Club next week to defend his title before Wimbledon.

"Murray's serve needs improving and he has been pulling off his forehand and losing power. He also needs to step in and use his great backhand down the line. And he spent too long on court in Paris - over 10 hours," Rusedski said.

"He needed five sets against Gasquet and then four each against Chela and Baghdatis. You don't see Federer and Nadal wasting time and energy against opponents like that," he added. (ANI)

Please Wait while comments are loading...