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Murray seeks new coach by French Open

Thursday, April 10, 2014

LONDON DPA - Andy Murray has set himself a target of hiring a new coach by the start of the French Open just six weeks away.

The number eight Scot has been without a coach since splitting in March from Ivan Lendl, who led him to the Olympic gold medal and an historic Wimbledon title last summer.

While Murray insists that he is well served by his current team, the 26-year-old knows that with the clay season approaching he will need an extra pair of hands in his corner.

Murray has said all along that he doesn't want to rush the selection process.

But his results this season have been mediocre, with an Acapulco semi-final his best showing.

He has no plans to compete again until the Madrid Masters starting in almost a month after a Davis Cup loss in Naples at the weekend against Italy.

Murray told the BBC that he is giving his choice of a new mentor plenty of thought but hopes to have someone onside by the start of Roland Garros.

He added that a new coach doesn't have to be a household name or former great, as was eight-time grand slam winner Lendl.

"The plan is to think exactly what I need over the next week, two weeks," he said.

"There are a lot of factors to look at.

"I would hope I would have someone in place by the French Open, but I don't want to rush it.

"I don't want to get someone just because they've won a lot of tournaments or were great players."

Murray's game has gone south since his return from September back surgery, with his recent US hardcourt swing something of a disaster by his standards.

On Tuesday, Murray attended the launch of the summer Queen's court pre-Wimbledon event in London, saying that any coach "needs to be the right fit for you, they need to get on well with your team too".

"Otherwise it's very hard to make it work."

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