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Bollettieri: Murray at his best

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Leading coach Nick Bollettieri says Andy Murray is playing the best tennis of his life, even better than during his 2013 Wimbledon victory. 

Murray made it back-to-back claycourt titles in Madrid last Sunday when he thrashed home favourite Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final to follow up his Munich success a week earlier.

The British No 1 plays in Rome this week with his sights on a first French Open title later this month, where world No 1 Novak Djokovic will look to continue his bid for a 2015 Grand Slam after beating Murray in the Australian Open final.

And Bollettieri believes he can go into the tournament in a positive frame of mind despite being up against it on a surface that would not have been his preference until a couple of weeks ago.

"Can Murray win the title at Roland Garros? I think Novak Djokovic will have something to say about that. Remember that it's the best of five sets there. But I would say that this is the best I have seen Murray play, right now, and I include when he won the big ones," Bollettieri told Wimbledon's official website.

"Whoever planned his strategy for the match against Nadal, they deserve a lot of credit. And that strategy was to hit the ball early and to keep the pressure on his opponent, and that was exactly what Murray did. Murray was controlling the points.

"He hit the ball standing on the baseline, which gave Nadal no time. Murray also served brilliantly. He has improved his second serve - there's a big kick on that ball, and Nadal had a tough time getting it back. He was also serving into the body.

"Murray didn't panic and didn't show any frustration at all. He controlled himself. What I also noticed that he didn't look to the stands - to his team - after every shot. He focused on his play.

"He is playing brilliant tennis because he is controlling the points and he is controlling his emotions. He was very tough mentally against Nadal. That was a big factor."

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