Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is set to give a week’s trial to coach Esteban Carril at the Stockholm Open.
Murray, a former world No. 1, is set to finish his year in Stockholm after receiving a wild card by the organizers.
Murray’s team features his long-time coach Jamie Delgado and the Briton is now looking to add more people to his team for the 2022 season.
Carril recently had a week’s trial with Emma Raducanu.
In the past, Carril led Johanna Konta to a top-10 ranking.
Murray preparing for a ‘defining’ season
“I think 2022 we will know what Andy Murray is going to do. Is he going to continue on tour or is it going to be his last year? I think this is kind of the season that’s going to determine how much longer we’re going to see of that great champion,” Former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski told Sky Sports.
“Next year is going to allow him to make the decision he wants because he will look back at this year and say, ‘I trained really hard in the off-season, I was very unlucky I caught COVID so I was ready for the Australian Open’, which is one of his favourite tournaments. He reached the final on six occasions and he really didn’t get that momentum he was hoping for.”
Rusedski believes Murray won’t have any excuses in 2022.
“Now with restrictions being lifted, now that you’re vaccinated and travelling has become a little bit easier without the quarantine, there’s not really any excuse. He can have a season where he can travel, choose his events, hopefully physically stay strong and he can make a decision on what he wants to do because at 34 years of age it doesn’t get any easier, trust me!” Rusedski added.
“During my generation over 30 was bonus time, nowadays they’re playing until the mid-30s. With all the injuries he’s had to come back from it gets more and more difficult.”