John McEnroe has 'a lot to offer' says coachless Andy Murray
World No 8 says that he speaks to the American around tournaments
Andy Murray has not ruled out being coached by John McEnroe after the American said last week that he would be interested in working with him. Although it is hard to see McEnroe finding enough time to do the job, Murray said he had “a lot to offer”.
The world No 8, who is playing in this week’s Madrid Masters, told the BBC: “I speak to him a lot around tournaments. I have always got on well with him and he has always said nice things to me and about me. He obviously has a lot to offer. It is interesting. Whether anything comes from it, who knows?
“Obviously when someone like that shows an interest, you have to take that into consideration because he is a great tennis player. He loves the game, is very passionate about it and was extremely competitive as well. When you are very competitive as a player, you are likely to be so as a coach as well and that is also of benefit.”
Whether McEnroe would want to make the necessary commitment to work with Murray is another matter. The American has his own academy in New York, still plays on the seniors circuit and has many media commitments.
The Scot had been hoping to have a new coach in place before the French Open, which starts in less than three weeks’ time, but admitted that he might have to wait. However he still aims to make an appointment before Wimbledon.
The draw in Madrid could see Murray face Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.
Murray’s brother, Jamie, and his Australian partner, John Peers, won the doubles title in Munich, beating the British pair of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 6-4, 6-2. It was Hutchins’ first appearance in a final since beginning his comeback following treatment for cancer.
VIDEO: Did Marcos Maidana bite Floyd Mayweather during their bout?
Arsenal vs Manchester City: How did Danny Welbeck do on his Arsenal debut?
Manchester United vs QPR comment: Glimpse of Radamel Falcao lifts United hearts but Daley Blind keeps things ticking
Hull City vs West Ham preview: Sam Allardyce backs Alex Song to inspire new team-mates
Manchester United vs QPR player ratings: Who was the star man? Angel Di Maria? Daley Blind? Wayne Rooney?
- 1 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly