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Andy Murray can overcome Fed factor, says Cahill

Published on Jan 25, 2013 2:25 PM
 
Andy Murray plays a return during his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 23, 2013. On paper, Roger Federer should have little to fear from Murray in Friday's Australian Open semi-final, holding a 3-0 record over the Scot in grand slams. -- PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - On paper, Roger Federer should have little to fear from Andy Murray in Friday's Australian Open semi-final, holding a 3-0 record over the Scot in grand slams.

But respected coach Darren Cahill says Murray has been galvanised by Olympic gold and has his best chance yet of grand slam success over the Swiss.

Australian Cahill, who helped Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi reach world No. 1, said Murray had shown massive improvement over the past 12 months.

His relationship with coach Ivan Lendl has borne fruit on both the playing and mental side of the game, and the Scot's win over Federer in the London Olympics final went some way to healing the wounds of Wimbledon suffered a month earlier.

 
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