Murray targets French Open

World number three Andy Murray wants to become the first Brit to lift the men's singles title at Roland Garros in the Open era.

Winning the French Open is a massive undertaking for any player, however Murray is confident he can adapt quickly enough in 2013.

Records show that Murray has not enjoyed much success on 'the dirt' - he has only made it past the fourth round of the tournament four times in his career - but he insists that is set to change.

Murray's prospects of conquering the 'dirt' probably rest heavily on the extent of Rafael Nadal's recovery ahead of the 2013 clay court season, which starts in Casablanca this April.

"I believe I have a chance of winning the French Open," said Murray, who is a six-time grand slam finalist.

"But, to do that I need to prepare and use every single day as best as I can," he added.

"That's why, unfortunately, I decided not to play Davis Cup this time. I will play the match in September and I'll be available for that," added Murray.

"I've realised over the years that I play my best when I have time to prepare for each tournament as best as possible," said Murray.

Earlier this year, Murray made it quite clear that he wanted to perform better during the Masters series events. The first one for this season will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in March.

"That's why I'm not going to play anything between now and Indian Wells and Miami (both in March).

"The clay court season is extremely important for me. It's a surface that takes me a long time to get used to."

"It's not a surface that comes naturally to me; grass and hard courts I feel comfortable on fairly quickly.

"The clay takes me a long time; I need to practice and train on that for a lot of hours," added Murray.

The first real opportunity Murray will get to establish just how good he is against the best in the world, is at the Monte Carlo Masters, which take place in the second week of April.