Two Brits among the four players Andy Murray says he would like to coach
It seems that Andy Murray is giving some serious thought to getting into coaching when he hangs up his racket.
Speaking from Newport where he is playing the Hall of Fame Open, Murray has identified players whom he feels he could help.
Murray says the four players he would most like to work with are all hard workers.
In an Instagram Q&A, Murray said that he would love to work with Brits Emma Raducanu and Jack Draper or rising ATP Tour stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz.
“Female player would be Emma [Raducanu] and male players would be between [Carlos] Alcaraz, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas and Jack Draper,” Murray said.
“They work hard, they seem like they love the sport. Alcaraz and Tsitsipas haven’t won a slam yet. They’re obviously still very young and I think they have the potential to do it.”
Raducanu has worked with Andrew Richardson and Torben Beltz but has an uncertain coaching situation.
Her training methods and lack of firm guidance have been areas of concern for observers of the young Grand Slam winner.
Earlier this year Raducanu revealed that she would like to work with Murray, so this partnership seems like it could actually happen.
“Also Andy because he’s really good at breaking down the game,” Raducanu said.
“I feel like his insight and knowledge would be really helpful and I’d love to hear it.”
The other Brit whom Murray feels he could help is Draper, who is currently coached by James Trotman.
Draper has enjoyed a solid year on the tour racking up a few big wins and claiming four ATP Challenger Tour titles.
At Eastbourne, wildcard Draper beat Jenson Brooksby, fourth seed Diego Schwartzman and compatriot Ryan Peniston to reach the first ATP semifinal of his career. However, he lost in 3 sets to Maxime Cressy in the last four.
In his second appearance at Wimbledon, Draper won his first Grand Slam match defeating wildcard Zizou Bergs.
The other two players on his list are potential future Grand Slam champions, Alcaraz and Tsitsipas, who have both won ATP 1000 events this season and appear to have bright futures.
Murray will face Alexander Bublik in the Newport quarter-finals on Friday.
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