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Murray says will play it tough at US Open

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New York, Sep 6 (ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray reckons that he needs to improve his game in order to keep his hopes alive of winning his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

"I'm going to have to play better than I did in the first two rounds if I want to win, but I feel like I can get better," News of the World quoted Murray, as saying.

"This is my favourite surface. I think I can win it and I'd be disappointed if I didn't, but I know that you can still have a good Grand Slam without winning it," he added.

The World No 2, who was the finalist last year, dropped his first set of the tournament in his second-round win over Chilean Paul Capdeville, and is scheduled to play American Taylor Dent in the third round today and with Juan Martin Del Potro and Rafael Nadal in his section of the draw, he knows he has to hit top form.

Murray further said that the busy schedule of the tournament is quite tough to handle, but he is confident of seeing it through with his extra fitness work.

"It's basically five matches in eight days. It's worse for the guys who played their first match last Wednesday because in theory they're playing seven matches in 12 days and guys who play on Monday are playing seven matches in 14," Murray said.

"I would sign up for the seven in 14 days. It's a little bit tough on some of the players but hopefully everyone is fit enough to deal with it," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, September 6, 2009, 17:03 [IST]
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