Andy Murray Enjoys Going His Own Way
It is no doubt a considerable change for him considering the way in which he has surrounded himself with a team of helpers for the last three years, but suddenly since sacking his coach Miles Maclagan, Andy Murray is enjoying going his own way about things and is viewing tennis and life in general in a far more optimistic frame of mind.
He is currently playing in the Rogers Cup where he is languoring as the fourth favourite at 8/1 with Paddy Power and somewhat more favoured are the giants Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
This is the second tournament that he has played in without having a coach and despite the fact that his final chance of winning a Grand Slam this year is less than a month away he seems to be in no hurry to find a new one. He said that rather than take the chance of making a mistake and choosing the wrong person, he is taking his time about it. The last thing he wants to do is employ somebody jus for it not to work out later on.
The US Open is the final chance Murray will have to achieve his dream of a Grand Slam win in 2010. The year got off to a good start at the Australian Open, though he has never really bounced back from his defeat in the finals. Perhaps he has given up on this year and is mentally getting ready for an assault on the Grand Slams of 2011, though the clock is ticking.
As Murray said, a coach can’t do much for you when you are battling away on court, but what they can do is help you deal with difficult situations especially in slams. For Murray the most important thing is that the coach learns to understand the way Murray’s mind works – which is probably not an easy thing to learn.