Andy Murray has little expectation ahead of his first round clash with Stan Wawrinka at the French Open.

“I have to be realistic,” Murray told the BBC.

“I’ve practised for 10 days on clay in three-and-a-half years and it’s normally been a surface that has not been my preferred surface.

“I’ve played well on it and had good wins on it but it’s always been a surface that’s been harder for me to adjust to than the other ones, maybe doesn’t suit my game as well as the grass and the hard courts.

Murray described the match with Wawrinka as “very tough” and he recalled the “brutal” match they played at Roland Garros in a 2017.

“I need to be realistic as well and not expect too much from myself but go out there and enjoy playing at the French Open again, and getting to play against Stan again is brilliant,” he said.

“In terms of what I expect to do in the tournament, it probably would have been nicer to play someone different at the beginning to potentially build your way into the tournament but, the positive is, you win against Stan in the first round, it can open things up or make you feel much better as well. So we’ll see what happens on Sunday”.

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