Andy Murray aims to enforce own style

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray is determined to play his own game against Michael Llodra in a bid to reach the fourth round of the Aussie Open.

Andy Murray has insisted that the style of game against Michael Llodra on Saturday will be on the Scot's terms.

The British number one has one obstacle to overcome before reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open following his victory over Edouard Roger-Vasselin yesterday.

Murray will go head to head with Llodra in Melbourne tomorrow, and the world number four is determined to stamp his authority on the clash.

"I think you want to be able to play the match on your terms," said Murray. "There's more than one way of doing that. It's not about just going out and hitting the ball as hard as you can and trying to be aggressive.

"For me, playing closer to the baseline is a good sign as you are taking time away from the opponent. If you stand one or two metres further behind the baseline you're giving them more time on the ball.

"Someone like Llodra, he comes forward all the time, which people might say is a very aggressive style of play, but you can be aggressive from the back of the court as well, like Rafa [Nadal]. There are many different ways of playing, it just has to be within your game style."

Murray has been in the Australian Open final in the last two years.

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