Murray stands by his coaching team

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The Independent Online

Andy Murray has confirmed he will go into next season with the same coaching team he has been working with since the summer. Having parted company with Miles Maclagan, his main coach, after Wimbledon, Murray had planned to appoint a replacement before the end of the year, but instead he will carry on working with Alex Corretja, the former French Open runner-up, and Dani Vallverdu, who has been helping as his hitting partner.

Corretja has been a member of Murray's entourage for more than two years, while Vallverdu, who first met the Scot when they practised together at the Sanchez-Casal academy in Barcelona, has played an increasingly important role since the split with Maclagan. Both men are currently with Murray in Miami, where he is training before flying to Perth next week to play in the Hopman Cup, which will be his warm-up tournament before the Australian Open.

Murray expects to stick with his present arrangements at least until the middle of the next year, although he will continue to explore other options.