Andy Murray, ATP no. 2 and the second-seeded player at the French Open is crossing some awful moments. He stepped in the second Grand Slam of the year as one of the main favorites but his current playing pace is far from what he managed to throw in two weeks ago in Rome. His stunning performance against Novak Djokovic is out-shone by the ongoing facts on the French clay. Once again, the debate regarding the lack of consistency arises. So far, during the clay season, Murray played in three events, namely Monte Carlo where he suffered an early exit, Madrid, and Rome. In Madrid, he was defeated in the final by Djokovic but in Rome, it was Murray who claimed the title.

French Open expectations

At the French Open, Murray shares half of the main draw with Stan Wawrinka, last year`s champion. With no Federer to compete, Murray should have an easy path to the higher stages. But, as the reality has shown, Murray`s quest isn`t easy at all. In two matches played in the men`s single contest, the 29-year-old Briton needed five sets each timein order to seal the victory. The aspect that raises questions is strictly linked with his opponents` value: both Radek Stepanek and Mathias Bourgue are ranked far from the top 100 ATP milestone. Throughout his career, Andy Murray reached on three different occasions the semifinals at the French Open. It happened back in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

It is also commonly known that the clay isn`t his best surface. There were many voices who would have expected that the 2016 Roland Garros to be a breakthrough for the Scot. And the Rome earlier success fed this assumption.

Murray left without compass

Prior to Roland Garros, Murray and Amelie Mauresmo decided to end their two years partnership.

Mauresmo, a former WTA no. 1, was Murray`s main coach in the past two seasons. They both agreed that there is no space for furtherimprovements in their relationship. According to Mauresmo, Murray is a complex player with unpredictable behavior, especially on the Tennis court during the matches. Murray is a player driven by strong, impossible to control emotions.

During the first two matches, it was obvious that Andy Murray is quite tense and unable to prevent his frustration to break out. He really needs a person able to provide him some sort of guidance.

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