"It's a question of desire and he is putting in the work on his clay court game
Held at the Edgbaston Priory club, it attracts a string of top women players eager to fine-tune their grass court game
ahead of the start of Wimbledon later this month.
"He has a really good all-round court game
, he's a great athlete and he has a similar demeanour to mine - he doesn't get too emotional.
Which means that her progress through her first grass court game
for 11 months was a mission accomplished.
But American youngster Andy Roddick continued his adaptation to the grass- court game
with a victory over last year's Wimbledon quarter-finalist Byron Black 6-4 7-6.
ANDY MURRAY may have tasted defeat at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome yesterday, but the world number four is confident his clay court game
Trailing 1-0 she won the first point with a high backhand volley, the second with a low drop shot scooped off the service line and the fourth with an ace for the definitive grass court game
Mayer's persistent slow court game
might yet mark him out as one to watch on the Roland Garros clay as much as the faster courts where his power comes into play.
And afterwards the US Open finalist, who talked up his clay court game
after a crushing first round win here, was keener to play down expectations of his chances.
To be 5-1 up against a guy like him on clay - when I keep getting told my clay court game
is not very good -1 felt I showed in six games that I can play pretty well on the surface.
Roddick dropped the first set 6-2 to Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic but once he got to grips with his powerful grass court game
he recovered to post a 2-6 6-4 6-3 victory.
The same is, in part, true of Djokovic, who is yet to fully transfer his hard court game
to the slower surface.
Roddick returns to the Samsung Open determined to improve on his semi-final showing last year and fine-tune his grass court game
on the eve of Wimbledon.
'As I've been saying all week, my clay court game
has been improving each year and my shot selection and variation are causing my opponents some problems.
Spain's Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, France's Nathalie Tauziat and Anna Kournikova of Russia are among the other top stars heading for Sussex to fine tune their grass court game