Andy Murray acknowledged that deciding who will be his next coach is very important for him because he is in the last stage of his career. Murray, 34, split with his long-term coach Jamie Delgado and is now on a trial with coach Jan de Witt.
"This decision is an important one for me because obviously I dunno how much longer I’m gonna be playing so I want to make sure the person that’s with me for the last period of my career is the right one.
That’s why I’m going about it this way," Murray said on trialing with de Witt, per Reem Abulleil. Murray, who skipped the Davis Cup Finals because he wanted extra rest after the 2021 season, is set to play at this week's Mubadala World Tennis Championships.
“It’s been good,” Murray said. “I obviously didn’t play in the Davis Cup, so I’ve had an extra couple of weeks and got started a bit earlier than a lot of the players that played in that.
“I’m off to Abu Dhabi on Sunday for a week to play in the event there, but also to go a few days earlier and get some outdoor training. “I’ve obviously just been practising indoors here, but it’s been good so far, I’ve got some good work done and I feel relatively fresh”.
Murray weights in on the Novak Djokovic vaccine debate
“I don’t know what the situation is with Novak,” Murray told the Press and Journal, as revealed on Tennis365. ” The latest I saw was that he was on the entry list, and I assume he’s playing and has been vaccinated.
“We were told they were the rules – if you want to play, you have to be vaccinated – so I’m assuming that’s what’s happened. “Ultimately, you want all of the best players to be playing in the biggest events.
It’s what makes the events more interesting and he’s also going to try to win and break the record, winning a 21st Slam. His record there is phenomenal, so hopefully he’ll be there”.