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19 May 2016, 08:51
Andy Murray will look to quickly adapt to changing conditions over the next few days as he prepares for "a good run'' at this year's French Open.
The world number two has begun hitting the practice courts at Roland Garros with the confidence of a tournament win under his belt, having beaten Novak Djokovic to land the Rome Masters title last week, on what was his 29th birthday.
The year so far has been relatively mixed for Murray - he lost to Djokovic in the Madrid Masters final - a similar state of affairs to 2015, which ended with a semi-final defeat to the Serb at the French Open.
In a short interview broadcast on the French Open website, Murray said: "It's really important in the next few days to get as much preparation as possible.
"It's going to be tough, the conditions are meant to be pretty bad the next few days with the rain. It's quite different here to Rome, especially playing a little bit slower.
"I need to make some adjustments there but it's been a good few weeks.''
For all his good form, though, history may not prove helpful, as Murray has never progressed beyond the semi-final at Roland Garros.
Thrice he has reached and lost in the last-four stage, two of those coming against Rafael Nadal, while despite his return to the number two ranking after Rome, Murray is also well aware of the dangers posed by his peers.
"A lot of the guys here are playing really well,'' the Scot added. ``Rafa's playing well in the last few weeks, Novak's obviously every week he's playing fantastic.
"(Kei) Nishikori has had a good run on clay, Stan's (Stanislas Wawrinka) obviously coming back as defending champion too.
"There's a lot of guys coming back that will be feeling good about their chances. I hope I can have a good run and get some good work done in the next few days to get ready.''