Andy Murray has acknowledged that clay could now be considered his best surface following his success at the Rome Masters.
With the French Open getting underway on Sunday, his recent performances have raised hopes that Murray could pick up his first title at Roland Garros, and the world number two admits that his favoured surfaces have changed over the course of his career.
"Right now it's probably difficult to argue with [clay being my best surface]," he told PA.
"For me, I think grass is my best surface. Maybe less players play well on grass than on clay, too, which maybe influences it a little bit.
"Maybe hard court is becoming my worst surface as I've got older, which at the beginning of my career was my best. Things change, your game evolves and adapts all of the time."
The French Open is the only remaining Grand Slam where Murray has failed to reach the final, seeing his tournament ended in the semi-finals three times.