Andy Murray column

By Andy MurrayBritish number one

Wimbledon, round two: Murray beat Kamke 6-3 6-3 7-5

It was great to get through in straight sets against Tobias Kamke but I felt like there was plenty to improve on afterwards - the trouble was I couldn't get on the practice courts.

They were closed when I tried to go straight out after the match and work on a few things, so I'll just have to spend a little bit of extra time out there on Thursday.

There was nothing drastically wrong against Kamke, I served well and moved pretty good, but I just wasn't in the right position for some of the shots and need to use my legs a little bit better.

I always talk things over with my team afterwards but a lot of the time, especially at the Slams, it's quite a brief chat about how I felt the match went and then it's on to the next round. What can I do better and what tactics can I use? The match I've just finished isn't relevant any more, all that matters is the next one.

The goal at a Grand Slam is to win three out of five sets every two days. I've got two days now to get ready for Ljubicic and focus all my energy on him.

I've been working with Darren Cahill and Sven Groeneveld from the Adidas team recently, but I'm only talking to Dani Vallverdu from my regular team about tactics during Wimbledon because I don't want to have too many different voices telling me different things.

Darren is busy with television commitments but I still get messages from him saying "good luck" and "play well", and Sven is there when I practise and in the box for my matches overseeing things. He's got a lot of experience and can pass his thoughts on to Dani. I think it's always useful for a coach to discuss things with others and see if they see things the same, so it's good to have Sven here.

Attention to detail is something the best coaches and the best athletes share. I met Jose Mourinho a while ago and he's someone I've got a huge amount of respect for. I think he's kept the same staff throughout his whole career, wherever he goes they go, and he has total trust and belief in them.

If you get people around you who are going to do everything as professionally as they can and give you the best of everything, and you believe that they're the best you can work with, then that's a recipe for success.

It will be interesting to see how the new Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas, gets on. He's only 33 but he won the treble with Porto last year, so I'm sure he'll do fine.

In football, I think a lot depends on the club's expectations. If you expect someone just to come in and win the Champions League, it's never as simple as that. It's like saying that if I pick a certain coach, automatically they'll win me a Grand Slam. In both sports it's down to how well the players play, and whether the goal is winning the Champions League or winning a Slam, it's a tough thing to do.

The major difference in tennis as an individual sport is that the player decides who they work with, whereas in football the players are told who they're going to work with. If they don't listen to the coach or do exactly as he says, they suffer the consequences, whether that means they don't play the next week or they're fined.

In tennis, the player is in control of what they do and can be a bit more vocal. Chelsea might have a young guy coming in but if the players don't listen to him, somewhere down the line they're going to be sold, and I'm sure that after the season Villas-Boas just had he's not going to be messed about by anyone.

At least if I have a bad week I've always got the next one to look forward to, no-one pulls me out of tournaments or stops me from playing. Whatever happens over the next week and a half, I'm pretty sure I won't be dropped!

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