Andy Murray includes Alcaraz in his list of coaching options

Andy Murray

Former World No.1 and 3-time Grand Slam Champion, Andy Murray is looking for some time off from tennis. His recent appearance was at Wimbledon. The player had to face a defeat in the 2nd round losing to J.Isner of USA by 4-6,6-7,7-6,4-6.

The English star appears to be happy with his achievements and is now looking toward coaching players.

During a QnA session with the press at Hall of Fame Open, interviewers asked him about the players he would like to coach and why. He named Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Emma Raducanu among the prodigies he would like to coach in the future.

“Female player would be Emma [Raducanu] and male players would be between [Carlos] Alcaraz, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas and Jack Draper,”

Murray replied when asked who he would like to coach.

“They work hard, they seem like they love the sport. Alcaraz and Tsitsipas haven’t won a slam yet. They’re obviously still very young and I think they have the potential to do it.”

Thus far, in his career, the British legend has spent 41 weeks as the World No.1 and has 46 tour titles to his name. Recently the player posted about the demise of his loving dog Maggie Mayhem.

After adding several accolades to his name, the player feels it’s the right time to retire from the wonderful game and wants to pursue coaching as his alternative option.

Murray explains his love for coaching young players

Murray calls the experiences during a tour, possibly the reason behind his love for coaching. To see the younger generation’s hunger and caliber is what interests him.

“The biggest learning is that it is important to enjoy the heights but you’re often competing at a tournament a few days later and getting overconfident and things like that. You can easily lose in a couple of days so you need to try and stay level-headed. ” 

he said during an interview with ATP Uncovered.

“You have to learn to deal with those losses in a positive and constructive way. There are many decisions that I would have done differently. It is one of the reasons why maybe after playing I quite like the idea of being involved in coaching.”

Murray is working hard to make a comeback in the US Open. Since US Open was also his first career grand slam achievement. Currently, after his Wimbledon disappointment, he has now entered the Quarter-final of the Hall of Fame Open. He will face Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan today at 9:50 pm IST.

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