Andy Murray: ‘It was like playing on hard-courts. All the years of hard work on clay are paying off’

Complicated match today for Andy Murray, who still won 6/1 7/5 against David Goffin. It was not easy for both players, as the British said in press conference: “It was very difficult, conditions were tough, very windy. You know, it was changing direction all the time. There was obviously a lot of the clay getting blown off the court, as well. It is not always that easy to move when it”s like that because it”s changing every point. Sometimes, because you put clay on it, the end changes, so it”s a little bit more normal and then two points later there”s no clay on the court at all and it”s like a hard court. So it is very tough. Second set obviously was up and down, but I don”t think there was any other reason for that apart from the conditions making it very tricky to play good tennis.” This is third clay court Masters Series tournament in a row he has reached the semis or better. Asked if he thought three or four years ago he could imagine being that consistent …

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