Murray foe in clay-court form taunt

THE MAN standing between Andy Murray and a career-best performance at the French Open has vowed to exploit the British No1&rsquo;s weakness on clay.<br /><br />World No65 Janko Tipsarevic admits he is the underdog for this afternoon&rsquo;s third-round clash and could end up being &ldquo;eaten alive&rdquo;.<br /><br />But the Serb says he is not scared of third seed Murray and has identified aspects of the Scot&rsquo;s game on his least favourite surface that he intends to exploit, as the pair battle to reach the fourth round for the first time.<br /><br />&ldquo;I have nothing to lose, therefore I am not scared. I&rsquo;ll rely on the fact that he&rsquo;s, in my opinion, still not 100 per cent comfortable on clay,&rdquo; said Tipsarevic.<br /><br />&ldquo;My idea would be to move him as much as possible, because on clay courts he still needs to, in my opinion, use sliding a little bit more.<br /><br />&ldquo;My psychological profile is that when I play against a top player, in my head something is telling me that if I stop doing what I know best, which is attack, he&rsquo;s going to eat me alive.&rdquo;<br /><br />Murray and Tipsarevic have won two matches apiece of their four previous meetings, but are yet to clash on clay. The 24-year-old from Belgrade has already seen off Spain&rsquo;s Albert Montanes and 28th seed Feliciano Lopez at Roland Garros this year.<br /><br />Meanwhile, second seed Roger Federer survived a wobble to beat Argetina&rsquo;s Jose Acasuso 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 and reach round three. Also through were fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro, 10th seed Nikolay Davydenko and 16th seed Tommy Robredo.<br /><br />Women&rsquo;s third seed Venus Williams had to save a match point before squeezing through 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-5 against Czech Lucie Safarova. Sister Serena had a far easier passage into round three, beating Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 6-0. They were joined by fifth seed Jelena Jankovic and seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.