Murray Justifies New Coaching Set Up

Andy Murray has defended his decision to employ a team of coaches following his split from Brad Gilbert last month.

Murray said:

I know what it’s like being on the road all the time with one person and it gets quite stressful. If people are thinking that, they don’t know me. I don’t want people saying, ‘You’re right’. I want to get better…..I’m a very good tennis player, I’m 11th in the world and I can do most things well. But there are a lot of little things that I can do much better and that’s going to be the difference between being ranked 11th and being in the top five – or three – in the world.

I don’t want to have five coaches, six trainers and three physios, I want to be in a position where I have a couple of coaches, a couple of trainers and a couple of physios who all get on well with each other and are good at what they do. Then they can rotate with each other. If you travel 30-35 weeks a year, it gets tough. But if you travel 15-16 weeks and you feel fresh and rejuvenated each time you get to a tournament, it’s much better. There’s not so much pressure on the relationship.

Since the season ended, Andy has been training in Miami working with fitness experts Jez Green and Matt Little and former Great Britain Davis Cup player and fellow Scot Miles Maclagan – now a respected coach.