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2005 May 30 - Rusedski on the grass court season

Greg Rusedski's torrid season on clay has come to an end so his main focus is preparing for another assault on the Wimbledon Championships.

The British No.2 will first play the Surbiton Trophy as the top seed. Greg told BBC Sport:

"Hopefully I can start a bit of a run before Wimbledon. I need to get my game together and get used to moving forward again.

"I need to get in as many matches as I can on grass in the next three weeks.

"After moving from left to right along the baseline all the time on clay, I'm now concentrating on my serve, return and first shot on grass.

"There's not a lot more to grasscourt tennis."

The Stella Artois Championships follows swiftly after, and Greg will need to go deep into the tournament if he is to improve his world ranking sufficiently in order to be seeded for the Wimbledon Championships.

Greg added:

"There's still a possibility of being seeded. I need to have a fantastic Queen's and make up six or seven places.

"But I'm not that bothered if I am seeded or not. To win the tournament, you're going to have to play the top guys at some point.

"And sometimes it's better to play them early in the tournament when they haven't hit top form."

The Surbiton Trophy starts on Monday 30th May. Greg will be joined by compatriots Alex Bogdanovic, Mark Hilton and Jonathan Marray. There will also be five British women in attendance - British No.1 Elena Baltacha, Jane O'Donoghue, Amanda Janes, Anne Keothavong and Emily Webley-Smith.


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