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By Chris Oddo | Sunday, May 4, 2014

 
Andy Murray Madrid Open

Andy Murray declined to speak about the progress he's making in his search for a new coach, or his "A" game, on Sunday in Madrid.

Photo Source: Mutua Madrid Open

Speaking at a pre-tournament press conference at the Mutua Madrid Open, Andy Murray told reporters that he didn't want to go into any details about his hunt for a coach to replace the recently departed Ivan Lendl.

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"I don't want to go into any names because that would cause me a lot of stress over the next week or so,” said the two-time Grand Slam champion. “A lot of questions. So I won't go into that. But it's something I did start to think about a lot the last couple of weeks. Hopefully getting closer to making a decision in the next month or so.”

Murray, who has been out of action since Great Britain's Davis Cup tie in Italy in early April, has spent the last week training in Valencia, Spain.

“I took like 10 days off after Davis Cup,” said Murray. “I practiced a bit on the clay courts at Wimbledon... headed over to Valencia to start practicing. I practiced with Andujar, Bautista, Ferrer a little bit. Donskoy. So some good guys to practice with there in perfect conditions.”

Murray also mentioned that he took a brief sojourn to Paris to practice with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Roland Garros.

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Despite having quite a bit of time to recover from his 2013 back surgery, the Scot is still not willing to say he's ready to take the tour by storm. When asked about his confidence in his ability to start competing with and working has way back into the ATP's top four, the current world No. 8 said “Well, the most important thing is that I show it on the court and at the major events. That's what I train for... We'll obviously to have wait and see what happens over the next sort of six or seven months. Yeah, that's it. We'll have to wait and see.”

Murray has been handed a difficult draw in Madrid. After his first-round bye he'll likely face Nicolas Almagro in the second round. If he survives, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could be next before an anticipated quarterfinal with Roger Federer.


 

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