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Murray wants to take inspiration from Ronaldinho

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LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) Temperamental tennis player Andy Murray plans to emulate his Brazilian soccer hero Ronaldinho and smile more when under pressure.

British teenager Murray has rocketed up the rankings to world number 45 but has become renowned for his bad temper and said today he needed to find a way to cope with the pressure of important matches.

''Ronaldinho is my favourite footballer. He just smiles regardless of what the score is or if he makes a bad pass. I think that's something I have to try and get into my game a bit more,'' the 19-year-old Murray told reporters.

Murray, who lost in the first round of the singles at Queen's Club this week, said he felt more relaxed playing doubles.

''We try our best but we have fun and it's something I should try and bring into my singles as well,'' he said, a day after he and French partner Sebastien Grosjean lost to defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States in the second round of the doubles.

During the Davis Cup in April, Murray was fined LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) Temperamental tennis player Andy Murray plans to emulate his Brazilian soccer hero Ronaldinho and smile more when under pressure.

British teenager Murray has rocketed up the rankings to world number 45 but has become renowned for his bad temper and said today he needed to find a way to cope with the pressure of important matches.

''Ronaldinho is my favourite footballer. He just smiles regardless of what the score is or if he makes a bad pass. I think that's something I have to try and get into my game a bit more,'' the 19-year-old Murray told reporters.

Murray, who lost in the first round of the singles at Queen's Club this week, said he felt more relaxed playing doubles.

''We try our best but we have fun and it's something I should try and bring into my singles as well,'' he said, a day after he and French partner Sebastien Grosjean lost to defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States in the second round of the doubles.

During the Davis Cup in April, Murray was fined $2,500 for swearing at the chair umpire after he and Greg Rusedski lost to Serbia&Montenegro.

Later that month, Murray split with his coach of 10 months, Mark Petchey, citing ''a difference of opinion regarding some aspects of my game''.

REUTERS DH PM2257 ,500 for swearing at the chair umpire after he and Greg Rusedski lost to Serbia&Montenegro.

Later that month, Murray split with his coach of 10 months, Mark Petchey, citing ''a difference of opinion regarding some aspects of my game''.

REUTERS DH PM2257

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