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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius murder trial began a new phase Monday when the Olympic athlete arrived at a state psychiatric hospital for a monthlong evaluation whose terms have been described by some as favourable to the double-amputee runner. Terry Porter Jersey . Pistorius, who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, sat in the passenger seat of a black sedan and spoke on a cellphone as he arrived behind a police van at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria, the South African capital. The judge who will deliver a verdict in the case asked the hospital to determine if Pistorius had a mental disorder at the time of the shooting, which could affect whether he should be held criminally responsible. Pistorius must arrive by 9 a.m. and can leave by 4 p.m. each weekday, and has weekends off under an order from Judge Thokozile Masipa. Pistorius, who is free on bail, has been staying at the upscale Pretoria home of his uncle. Pistorius outpatient status troubles some experts who say 24-hour observation is common in state psychiatric facilities. In the evenings, nursing staff can get additional insights into a patients mental state that complement formal questioning and other tests during the day, say the experts. "There is a benefit" to the after-hours observation, said Lee-Ann Hartman, a clinical psychologist who has worked in state psychiatric facilities. Masipas instruction came after a psychiatrist testified that Pistorius, who has said he feels particularly vulnerable because of his disability and long-held worry about crime, had an anxiety disorder that could have contributed to his shooting of Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013. The judge was responding to a prosecution request for an independent inquiry, based on concern the defence would argue Pistorius was not guilty because of mental illness. Prosecutors allege Pistorius killed Steenkamp intentionally after a late-night fight, but the athlete says he mistook his girlfriend for a dangerous intruder hiding in a toilet cubicle when he shot her multiple times through the door. There is a long waiting list for observation cases at state psychiatric hospitals and Pistorius assessment will be faster because he does not need a hospital bed, said Gerhard Grundling, chair of the Clinical Psychology Forum, a South African group. He said the observation will likely include blood tests and possible brain scans and that more specialists, including a neurologist, can get involved as needed. Additionally, in such observations, social workers gather "collateral information" in interviews with friends, family and others, according to Grundling. Other trials had been delayed for nearly a year because of patient backlogs at state mental health facilities, said Jack Bloom, an opposition member of the provincial legislature. "Everyone should be equal before the law, no matter how famous," Bloom said, urging authorities to explain the runners "preferential treatment" as an outpatient receiving speedy observation. Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder. Trial proceedings resume June 30. The high-security Weskoppies hospital was called the Pretoria Lunatic Asylum long ago. Accounts described crowded, unhygienic conditions and staffing shortages there during the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer war, though conditions later improved. In the 1950s, two medical experts at Weskoppies wrote in South Africas medical journal that it was undesirable to house criminal suspects together with mentally ill patients who had not been charged with any crime, but noted the advantage of 24-hour scrutiny. 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But, while Perry won eight titles, Murray has lost that many times, five of them to a dominant Djokovic, who he also beat to win the US Open and Wimbledon, and three to Swiss great Roger Federer. Djokovic wins French Open Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win French Open for first time Murray started promisingly by taking the first set in Paris, but the 29-year-old had few answers as Djokovic proceeded to move through the gears on Philippe Chatrier court, and the Scot was reluctant to reflect on the achievement of reaching his first Roland Garros final. Andy Murray was humble in defeat after losing the French Open final in four sets to Novak Djokovic Its such a rare thing to have happened, and obviously the depth in the game just now is strong. Some people may think differently, but the level of tennis I think is pretty high now and something you probably wont see for a long, long time, said Murray. Djokovic (R) completed a career Grand Slam His performances over the last 18 months to two years have been exceptional and he deserves to be number one.The Serb also joined contemporaries Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in an exclusive eight-man club of players to have completed a career Grand Slam. Novak is truly astonishing Novak Djokovic is in unstoppable form after French Open win over Andy Murray Murray, the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon champion, admitted he was disappointed to lag behind Federer, Nadal and Djokovic but remained confident of adding to his two major titles.Obviously the guys I have been around the last few years have made things difficult for me. I have been close-ish to winning all of the Slams now and unfortunately all of them have done it instead. But I guess Ive got a few more years to try and do that. Noah Vonleh Jersey. I think when I finish I will be more proud of my achievements maybe.None of the big events I have won have I done it without beating one of those guys or a couple of them. So, yeah. Maybe when I finish playing, my achievements will mean a little bit more.Djokovics victory in Paris improved his record against Murray to 24-10, but he vowed to come back stronger and avenge Sundays pain should the pair meet at Wimbledon next month. How can Murray beat Novak? Areas where Andy Murray must improve if he is to beat Novak Djokovic... Im very disappointed. You know, from 13 days ago, I maybe would have signed to have been in this position. I was struggling. I was a couple of points from going out of the tournament in the first round. But then when you get there, obviously you want to win.Murray will switch his focus to acclimatising to grass next ahead of the pre-Wimbledon tournament at Queens Club, which starts on June 13. Murray will be bidding for a record fifth title at Queens Club Second-ranked Murray is bidding for a record fifth title at the west London venue having lifted the trophy in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.I have played some of my best tennis on clay, for sure, over the last few weeks and definitely the last couple of years, he said. Former British tennis player Barry Cowan gives his assessment of Novak Djokovic clinching the career Grand Slam Hopefully that translates well onto the grass, which is a surface that comes way, way more natural to me.So, yeah, I will try and have a good run on the grass. 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