The British No. 2 is nonetheless to win a compare in a categorical pull during Wimbledon and endured another unsatisfactory outcome during Queen’s, crashing out to Denis Shapovalov in a initial turn of a Aegon Championships.
But a universe No. 47 refused to indicate a finger during personification on weed as a problem as he looks to mangle his Wimbledon hex in a integrate of weeks’ time.
And instead he drew a comparison with a 10-time French Open champion to illustrate his feeling that he can be successful on a surface.
‘I have mislaid matches on grass; we have won matches on grass,’ he pronounced after his 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 4-6 better to a universe No. 193.
`I don’t consider weed has anything to do with it. It’s a same for everyone. Same surface. It’s only whoever plays best, basically.
‘When we get asked, weed is a weakest surface. Clay is my best aspect though this year we mislaid to a man ranked about 280 in a universe on a clay. You can remove on your best aspect and we can win on your misfortune surface.
‘If someone asks you, “what’s Rafa’s favourite surface?” everybody is going to go, grass. But he’s won dual Wimbledons, that shows that only since we consider or people consider that you’re not as good on that aspect it doesn’t meant we can’t play on it.
‘It has a disadvantages and advantages. Every aspect does. So it’s how good we can buy into your diversion to get a best out of a court.’