‘Andy Murray must overcome mental hurdle to win a Grand Slam’

Former British No1 Tim Henman believes Andy Murray will win a Major - as long as he can become more "optimistic" on court

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Tim Henman believes Andy Murray must improve the mental side of his game if the world No3 is going to win his first Grand Slam title.

Former British No1 Henman is certain Murray will eventually win a Major but the 37-year-old feels the Scot needs to be more positive on court instead of succumbing to frustration.

“Andy will be the first to admit he has not played at his best in the three Slam finals he has contested, but he’ll have more chances and eventually the result will be different,” Henman told the BBC.

“I remain convinced he’ll win a major. He’s far too good a player not to.

“In order to make that step up, you can argue he needs to play more aggressive tennis, take the game to his opponent and not let them dictate.

“But I would say his problem is more of a mental thing. If he can generate a relentlessly optimistic approach to his game, not get frustrated and not lose his concentration, then his time will come.

“That’s dictated by his focus to a gameplan. When he gets the balance right of being aggressive but also consistent, he’s one of the best players in the world.”

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