Andy Murray explains why he decided to add new name to coaching team

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is hoping his trial week with coach Esteban Carril will go well and they will set up a partnership for the 2022 season. 

Murray made a winning start to his Stockholm Open on Tuesday as he saw off Norwegian Viktor Durasovic 6-1 7-6 (7) to progress into the round-of-16. 

“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,” said Murray, per Tennishead.

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

Murray suffered a heartbreaking loss at the Paris Masters  

Last week, Murray blew seven match points against Dominik Koepfer in the Paris first round. 

“It gets harder every single year, because this project has been going on for four years and the signs were looking really good from the US Open all the way until Paris, but his defeat to Dominik Koepfer was a little bit disappointing to be honest,” former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski told Sky Sports. 

Murray has been mostly losing in early rounds this season and Rusedski believes the Briton is extremely resulted because he is not getting the results he wants. 

“He says ‘I’m not going to be happy losing in second and third rounds’. The problem he’s going to have is he’s not going to be seeded at these events, he’s 144 in the world and to get his ranking up he’s going to have to beat two or three top 10 players back to back, especially in these Masters Series events,” Rusedski added. 

“I commend him for all the hard work he’s putting in but he must be extremely frustrated because he’s not getting the results he wants out there even though his tennis is getting better.”

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