Andy Murray feels he needs to be more consistent after a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Monte Carlo Masters.

Murray seeks more consitency

Murray seeks more consitency

The Scot was made to work hard by the French qualifier in his first competitive match on clay of 2016.

Murray was satisfied with his performance but he feels he needs to cut out the errors after reaching the third round in Monte Carlo, where he will face either Benoit Paire or Joao Sousa.

"I expected it to be a tough match from the beginning," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "The first set he didn't serve well, I think he served 35 per cent first serve and that's a big part of his game.

"He likes to serve and volley behind the first serve, or big first serve and try to come in behind the second shot. He wasn't able to do that in the first set, because he didn't serve well.

"Then in the second he did that a bit better, also I was making too many mistakes as well, got broken a few times in that set.

"I actually served well in the third set, that was important. Coming up with some big serves when I needed them and played some good tennis at times, but also was a bit and down. On this surface, you've got to be a bit more consistent."