‘Murray can win Grand Slam title if he finds his self-belief’, says Newcombe

August 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Rafael Nadal London, Aug 8(ANI): Australian tennis legend John Newcombe reckons that British star Andy Murray will only win a Grand Slam title if he beats the demons of self-doubt.

Newcombe, who has won seven Grand Slam titles, believes that Murray has the game to trouble the best, but is being held back by a lack of self-belief.

“Murray has got to get his game to another level if he’s going to win Grand Slam tournaments,” The Daily Express quoted Newcombe, as saying.

“His biggest problem is that he withdraws instead of attacking when the pressure is on during big points in big matches. We saw that in the Wimbledon semi-final when he lost in straight sets to Rafael Nadal because he was too quick to go on the defensive.”

“The other issue for Andy is that his first serve percentage is not high enough. He’s got to reduce his body movement and his swing in the manner of the world’s best golfers,” he added.The 66-year-old further feels that Murray had made a wrong decision to appoint Miles Maclagan as his coach for the past three years.

“He needs a coach to fine-tune his serve and his mental approach because there isn’t anything hugely wrong with other aspects of his game,” he added. (ANI)

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