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Murray taking a month off from competition
AP
April 9, 2014, 7:45 pm

Andy Murray is taking a month off from competition and will begin looking for a new coach.

"I don't plan on playing much tennis for the next week because I haven't had much time off this year," he said. "I don't know exactly how long I will take off but I need to let my body recover."

This is Murray's first break since a busy start to the year that included Doha, the Australian Open, Davis Cup, Rotterdam, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Miami, and the Davis Cup quarterfinals. He also squeezed in an exhibition against Novak Djokovic at Madison Square Garden. Murray plans to return at Madrid next month.

During his time off, Murray will start the process of replacing Ivan Lendl, who ended their coaching relationship before Miami.

"I'm sitting down with all the guys I work with tomorrow just to chat about things. I haven't wanted to talk about it or discuss it yet because it can be distracting," he said.

''There's a lot of factors you need to look at and I would hope I would have someone in place by the French Open, but I don't want to rush it, make a mistake'' Murray told BBC. "I don't want to get someone just because they've won a lot of tournaments or were great players."

A coach "needs to be the right fit for you and they need to get on well with your team too," he added. "Because otherwise it's very hard to make it work."



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