Andy Murray addresses his coaching situation, a rocky start to the year



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Andy Murray addresses his coaching situation, a rocky start to the year

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is hoping to soon find a coach on a regular basis. After the 2021 season, Murray decided to split with his long-term coach Jamie Delgado. Murray then added coach Jan de Witt on a trial basis but split with the German coach after the Australian Open.

Murray was accompanied by Stan Wawrinka's coach, Dani Vallverdu, in Rotterdam. Murray is also expected to be joined by Vallverdu in Dubai but it's not a long-term solution. "I'm just trying to get a more permanent solution so that I can have consistency in terms of the things that I'm working on because having different messages from people who are working with you each week is not ideal," Murray said, per Tennis Up To Date.

Murray feels he can play better

Murray, who entered the 2022 season hoping to do big things, suffered a shock loss to Facundo Bagnis in his first tournament of the season at the Melbourne Summer Set. Murray then took a wildcard into Sydney, where he ended runner-up in the final to Aslan Karatsev.

After a good Sydney result, another disappointment followed as Murray was beaten in straight sets by Yoshihito Nishioka in the second round.. This week, Murray suffered a straight-set loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the round-of-16.

"I really feel like my tennis can be a lot better. I don't feel like I lost because I was really struggling with my movement but I believe that my tennis can improve providing I put in the right work and consistently work on the right things for a period of time and I believe that will happen.

It probably won't happen overnight because some of the mistakes that I've been making technically have been probably happening for 18 months or so, so it takes a bit of time to break those habits. I'll need to put in a lot of work on them to change that," Murray explained.