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.