London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray revealed that he will soon begin his search for a new coach and hopes to have appointed one by the French Open in May.
“I’ll definitely look at it over the next couple of weeks,” said the world number eight. “I don’t plan on playing much tennis for the next week because I haven’t had much time off this year.”
The 26-year-old Scot ended a two-year collaboration with Ivan Lendl last month and is due to meet with members of his back-room team on Wednesday to discuss plans to appoint a successor.
“I’ll definitely look into it and see which route I want to go down,” he said. “Once you make a decision on who it is you want to approach, they need to be up for doing it and the amount of time it requires.
“I haven’t spoken to any coaches yet, I haven’t written down a list of people, but I’ve thought a little bit about it and we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.
“I’m sitting down with all the guys I work just to chat about things. I haven’t wanted to talk about it or discuss it yet because it can be distracting.”
Reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray, who is not due to play a tournament until Madrid next month, was speaking at the launch of this year’s Queen’s Club Championships, where he will defend his title in June....