Llodra reveals serve and volley plan to wreck Murray's Grand Slam dream
Michael Llodra believes serve and volley is his 'only option' when he meets Andy Murray in the third round of the Australian Open.
Accomplished doubles player Llodra is one of the few players remaining on the circuit to adopt a net-rushing style but he is convinced all-out attack provides him with the best chance of victory.
The 31-year-old, who beat 32nd seed Alex Bogomolov Jnr to get a crack at world No 4 Murray, said: 'It's great, I have nothing to lose. Everyone thinks he is going to destroy me but we will see on the court.
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'Nothing has changed for me, I am going to play my game. It is always fun to play a top-four guy in the world. It will be on a big court and I have to enjoy it.
'It's tough to play against him, he plays slow then fast and can do whatever he wants. I have to play my game and put pressure on him. That's my only option.'
Llodra believes Murray's famed tendency for passiveness could present him with a chance.
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'Sometimes he waits too much and simply tries to move the other guy,' he added.
'So I have to attack and put pressure on him, that's my only chance to win. He's good from the baseline and good at the net.'
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Murray cruised past Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-1 6-4 6-4 to extend his remarkable record against French players to 37 wins from 38 matches.
The Scot accepted, however, that he will have to raise his performance levels against the experienced Llodra.
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'He's been a great doubles player and very good at singles for a long time,' he said.
'He's got a lot of experience and makes it difficult because of the way he plays.
'You don't see guys playing like that much nowadays and when you do play against them it normally takes a little while to adjust.
'It's going to be tough but I have always enjoyed playing guys that come forward in the past. Hopefully I can play a good match against him.'
Murray was never seriously troubled by Roger-Vasselin although the world number 101's improvement as the match progressed prevented the Scot from experimenting too much.
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'Once you get ahead you can try a few things when you're returning serve if you want to,' he said.
'Once I got a break up in the second I would have liked to have tried a few different things but he started to play more aggressively and so I had to just play solid throughout.
'I guess the match court is not the best place for an experiment, (You) do that on the practice court.'