Andy Murray in 'best position' for France - Miles Maclagan

Andy Murray (left) and Novak Djokovic
Murray beat Djokovic 6-3 6-3 at the Italian Open final in Rome

Andy Murray is "probably in the best position he has ever been going into the French Open", according to his former coach Miles Maclagan.

Britain's world number two beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Italian Open final, having lost to the Serb in last week's Madrid Open final.

Maclagan said: "This (Italian Open) was his first win over Novak on clay, so he has a deep reservoir of confidence.

"The other players will look at him as a challenger and that counts as well."

The French Open begins on 22 May and Murray reached the semi-finals last year, when the Scot was beaten by Djokovic over five sets.

Maclagan was speaking to BBC Radio 5 live.

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