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Murray in talks with next coach

ESPN staff
May 23, 2014
Andy Murray says he just needs to make sure his new coach has the same "desire" © Getty Images

Andy Murray has revealed that he already knows who he wants to become his next coach.

The Wimbledon champion, who has been without a coach since he parted ways with Ivan Lendl in March, says he will reveal all after the French Open.

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Murray said that he has spoken to the person in question and conversations will continue after Roland Garros - where the British No.1 will open against Kazahkstan's Andrey Golubev.

"I have an idea of exactly what I want," Murray told BBC Sport. "I've thought about it a lot, I've spoken to them and I'll see.

"It's not like you chat to the person and the next day it's done. You have to get a contract in place and there's always a few little complications in that respect, but as long as the desire from both people is to work together then hopefully it can happen fairly soon.

"There's always a bit of detail and stuff that needs to get worked out, slightly more in depth discussion about things but hopefully nothing will happen in the next couple of weeks because I'll still be here, but maybe just after."

Since splitting from Lendl, who guided Murray to his grand slam breakthrough at the US Open and then Wimbledon, has previously been linked with John McEnroe.

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