Andy Murray Indian Wells 2021

Andy Murray excited to have ‘fresh set of eyes’ at the Stockholm Open


Andy Murray is excited to work alongside Esteban Carril and hopes his new coach can take him back to the top of the men’s game.

Carril, who has previously worked alongside Johanna Konta and was a potential candidate for Emma Raducanu, is on trial with the former world number one at this week’s Stockholm Open.

The partnership got off to a winning start in Sweden as Murray defeated Viktor Durasovic 6-1, 7-6(7) to progress to the second round.

Speaking of the trial, Murray hinted that the trial with Carril could become permanent should there be a marked change in his results.

“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.

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

After a convincing opening round win, Murray now faces the toughest possible task as he takes on number one seed Jannik Sinner later today.

Of that match-up, he said: “Sinner has had a fantastic season. He was very unlucky to not make the final eight [at the ATP Finals] in Turin. He loves playing indoors on hard courts so it will be a big test for me.

“But I still believe I have some good tennis left in me and I want to try and have some more big tournaments.”

Andy Murray Indian Wells 2021
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