Andy Murray admits that he just needs to be patient if he wants to have success on the clay this season.
Murray stepped onto the red stuff for the first time this season in MOnte Carlo last week but fell at the quarter final stage to Tomas Berdych.
Murray looked to be cruising to a potential semi-final clash with world number one Novak Djokovic when he came up against Berdych in the last eight.
While Murray made a positive start to the match by taking the first set he ultimately lost the clash 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3
Speaking to The Mirror he said: "I need to be patient on this surface so I really can’t be too disappointed. It always takes me a bit of time. "I’ll need to improve my depth on the clay. You get a lot of reward for hitting the ball deep and close to the line."
But Murray will be back in action this week as he is the number two seed at the Barcelona Open, where Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will also be in action.
The 2011 clay court swing was Murray's most successful as he reached the semi-final of the French Open for the very first time.
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