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ANDY Murray has to find raw aggression if he is to finally win Wimbledon - according to a star who has already been there.
Former finalist Mark Philippoussis knows what its like to grace the showdown in SW19. He was a three-set loser to Roger Federer in 2003, but a winner of 22 other single titles in an illustrious career that spanned 11 years at the top of the ATP rankings.
The Aussie was back in west London this week as part of the legends package in the BNP Paribas Classic at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham, and reckons the major GB hope for a first mens win in 75 years needs to go for it if he has any chance of becoming the all-time British tennis hero of the modern era.
Andy needs to remain aggressive, said Philippoussis.
But hes more of a defensive player, although he was my pick for the Australian Open earlier in the year. But (Novak) Djokovic won because he took advantage of Andys defensiveness.
Murray (pic) has the mental boost of victory at Queens last week, and his win in Barons Court has Philippoussis tipping him again for the big one.
I think hes capable of Wimbledon, said Philippoussis. If he believes himself that he deserves to be there in that last weekend then its more than possible.
Rain wiped out yesterdays play at the BNP Classic, with Tomas Berdych and Jurgen Melzer both unable to play their double setter warm-up for Wimbledon after the heavens opened.