Murray to take time over coach search

Sat, 02 Oct 11:34:00 2010

World number four Andy Murray will begin searching for a new coach at the end of the year.

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"I want to make sure I pick the right coach. I don't want to just go for anyone as it might be a mistake after three or four months," said the British number one, who is in Beijing for next week's China Open.

Murray sacked long-term coach Miles Maclagan in July and is currently being coached by former Spanish pro Alex Corretja on a part-time basis.

"I'm going to keep working with Alex through to the end of the year and then look to appoint someone before the start of the new year, probably in December time, when I've got a bit of time to try some coaches out," Murray added.

The 23-year-old said he did not have any one in mind.

"I want to make sure I get the right person," he said.

The tired looking Scot was also hoping he does not get hampered by jetlag when he returns to the competitive tennis for the first time since falling in the third round of the US Open last month.

"I've been awake from 3:00am in the morning till 5:00pm, so I spent most of my time here in my bed," said the bleary-eyed Murray, who is using social networking site Twitter to tell his fans about his insomnia.

"Nice 4 o'clock wake up 2nd day running, love the jetlag going east," he wrote in his latest post.

Questions linger over his fitness and mental attitude after he admitted he might never win a Grand Slam tournament following his early exit at Flushing Meadows.

But Murray said on Saturday that he was not ready to wave the white flag.

"I think the French Open will be my least chance but in the other three, I think if I play well, I'll give myself chances to win," the Scot said.

"But it's very difficult right now because these guys at the top are playing very well."

Reuters

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