Andy Murray: I must be patient

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray says that he must improve his clay court game if he is to win his first title on the dirt.

Andy Murray has said that he must be more patient on clay if he is to win his first title on the surface.

The world number four crashed out at the quarter-final stage of the Monte Carlo Masters to Tomas Berdych.

The Scot said that he must also hit deeper if he is to make an impact on the clay court season.

"I need to be patient on this surface so I really can't be too disappointed. It always takes me a bit of time," said the 24-year-old. "I'll need to improve my depth on the clay.

"You get a lot of reward for hitting the ball deep and close to the line."

Murray next plays in this week's Barcelona Open.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065