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Agassi believes Murray will win a grand-slam tournament

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London, Nov 10 (ANI): Tennis star Andre Agassi, who is embroiled in a controversy over his admission of taking drugs, believes that Andy Murray will win a grand-slam tournament and that it will pave the way to "a multitude of them".

"Murray has a self inflicting tortured spirit about him when he's on the court. In the last 18 months, he's learnt how to use it," Agassi said.

"He needs to stay with it. I know he was on the verge in a couple of grand slams, with the hopes of doing it, and once he wins one, he'll keep going.

He's proved that he's a strong person. My advice? To keep getting better. Every day's an opportunity to get one day better. He shouldn't get hung up on results. Results are a by-product of your commitment and work ethic and not cutting a corner," The Times quoted Agassi, as saying.

It was ten years ago that Agassi completed his set of grand-slam tournaments by winning the French Open - "it gave me my career back, it gave me hope again," he said on 60 Minutes, broadcast by CBS News.

The fallout from the 39-year-old's revelation that he took crystal meth and lied to an independent doping tribunal in a successful attempt to cover up his misdemeanours is not about to go away.

Agassi told CBS 60 Minutes that he was in a fog at the time of his drug taking, that he could not remember how many times he took the drug, "but it was way more than it should have been. There was a sadness followed by a chemically induced reconnection to life. But it was a life I did not want to be in." (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 13:32 [IST]
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