Murray splits with part-time coach Corretja
Andy Murray has split with part-time consultant Alex Corretja
and said on Tuesday he’s ”reviewing his coaching situation” to
try to halt the worst run of his career.
The No. 5-ranked Murray began working with Corretja in 2008 in a
bid to improve his clay-court game but the pair mutually agreed to
end the relationship.
”I have learned so much from being around him and I want to
thank him for his hard work, enthusiasm, dedication and support,”
Murray said of the Spaniard, a two-time French Open runner-up and
former No. 2.
”He has been a great friend as well as a mentor to me and we’ve
shared lots of success and good times on and off the court.”
Murray reached three Grand Slam finals and won six Masters
Series events in his three years with Corretja, but failed to land
an elusive major.
”He’s got great talent and can be one of the best on any
surface,” Corretja said.
The Scottish player has lost his last four matches in straight
sets, his worst run since turning professional in 2005.
Murray heads into the 2011 clay-court season on the back of
defeats to American qualifiers in both Indian Wells and Miami,
which came after a first-round defeat to Marcos Baghdatis at an
event in Rotterdam last month.
He hasn’t won a set since beating David Ferrer of Spain in the
semifinals of the Australian Open. Murray went on to lose to Novak
Djokovic in the final.
Murray said last week that longtime friend Dani Vallverdu would
remain part of his support team.
Sections of the British media said on Monday that eight-time
major winner Ivan Lendl would be interested in coaching Murray.