At Madrid Masters, Andy Murray suggests he would work with John McEnroe

'Every player would consider someone with his credentials' says Murray, in the hunt for a new coach after his split with Ivan Lendl in March.
Andy Murray rallies at a practice session ahead of the Madrid Masters at the Caja Magica on Saturday. Julian Finney / Getty Images / May 3, 2014
Andy Murray rallies at a practice session ahead of the Madrid Masters at the Caja Magica on Saturday. Julian Finney / Getty Images / May 3, 2014

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has not ruled out seven-time Grand Slam title winner John McEnroe as his next coach, the British world No 8 said on Sunday.

Murray has been without a coach since splitting from Ivan Lendl in March and US legend McEnroe has already expressed an interest in working with the 26-year-old.

“Every player would consider someone with his credentials,” Murray told the BBC at the Madrid Masters.

“I like listening to him commentate and he has a lot to offer as well. It’s interesting but if anything comes from it, who knows?

“When you are very competitive as a player, you are likely to be the same as a coach and that’s also a benefit. He was a great player and he’s always kept an interest in the game, which is important. He has a great knowledge of the sport.”

McEnroe, 55, revealed his interest in hooking up with Murray on a visit to Scotland last week.

“If Andy Murray picked up the phone and asked me to coach him, of course I would think about it,” said the former world number one.

Murray begins his Madrid Masters campaign against Spain’s Nicolas Almagro, who beat world No 1 Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open last month.

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Published: May 5, 2014 04:00 AM

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