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Murray relives 'worst days' in Indian Wells

ESPN staff
April 14, 2011
Andy Murray struggled badly after losing in the final at the Australian Open © PA Photos

Andy Murray has revealed he hit a career low following his shock defeat in Indian Wells.

Murray crashed out in the second round at the hands of world No. 143 Donald Young, but rather than return to Miami to prepare for the Sony Ericsson Open, he remained in California to play doubles with his brother Jamie.

However, Murray has admitted that he was desperately unhappy and tensions were high between him and part-time coach Alex Corretja.

"Those were some of the worst days I've had on tour," Murray said in The Telegraph. "I hated being there. I didn't want to be there. It wasn't fun.

"I wasn't getting on that well with Alex, and that was tough as we're good friends, and that's something that you never want to happen."

Murray, who claimed his first victory since January on Wednesday, will work with Andre Agassi's former coach Darren Cahill in the build-up to the French Open, and although he is yet to appoint a full-time coach, he feels refreshed and more focused following his split with Corretja.

"The decision about Alex had been playing on my mind for a while, and that made things difficult," he said. "Once that was done, I got back to focusing on my tennis and what I was going to do moving forwards, rather than thinking about what had happened in the past.

"Once you look to the future, you can make improvements. If you're thinking, 'should I make this change?', 'should I do this?', 'who am I going to work with?', it can be difficult. I feel much better now."

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