Andy Murray explains why having ‘another person with a fresh set of eyes’ is good for his team

Andy Murray looking ahead

The past few years have been “tough” for Andy Murray and his coaching team and the former world No 1 believes adding another person to the set-up is important.

It emerged this week that Murray would work with Johanna Konta’s former coach Esteban Carril at the Stockholm Open and, if all goes well during the trial, then the Spaniard will become a permanent member of the team.

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Carril guided Konta from outside the top 100 in the WTA Rankings to inside the top 10 while he was also linked with US Open champion Emma Raducanu in October. However, Raducanu has since appointed Torben Beltz as her new coach.

Murray, though, is expected to add Carril to his team after this week’s tournament in Sweden and the three-time Grand Slam winner is confident it will be a good addition.

“It’s another person with a fresh set of eyes and with a good reputation and good experience. That’s why I wanted to try it out and see how it goes.

“These last few years have been tough for me and my team. I think having a little bit of space and distance is important.”