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Andy Murray confirms Alex Corretja as coach until June

Andy Murray
Murray lost to Rafael Nadal in the ATP World Tour Finals semi-finals

British number one Andy Murray has confirmed Spaniard Alex Corretja will continue in his role as his main coach for at least the first half of 2011.

Former world number two Corretja took the role in July after Murray split with previous coach Miles Maclagan.

Australian Darren Cahill and former British number one Tim Henman have ruled out working with Murray after being linked to the job.

Murray confirmed Dani Vallverdu would carry on assisting him with training.

"Andy has taken time out from his busy pre-season fitness training to confirm that the current coaching set-up, with both Alex Corretja and Dani Vallverdu, will continue into the first half of next year," read a statement on Murray's website.


"The guys are busy planning their tournament schedule for the early part of 2011 and are, as a team, very focused on preparing in the best way possible for each tournament."

Murray had stated in October that he had hoped to hire a new coach by the end of 2010.

Frontrunner Cahill, who previously coached Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi, ruled himself out in August to concentrate on other coaching and commentating commitments.

Henman, who speaks to Murray about his game in an informal capacity, was always an outside contender to take on Murray as his first coaching role.

American Todd Martin, who was sacked as Novak Djokovic's coach in April, has suggested he would be interested in working with Murray.

Maclagan's departure from Murray's coaching team is believed to have followed disagreements over the inclusion of clay-court specialist Corretja in his initial role as a part-time consultant.

Former GB Davis Cup player Maclagan was appointed by Murray after the Scot dispensed with the services of American Brad Gilbert in November 2007.

Gilbert had been employed by the Lawn Tennis Association to work with Britain's top players, with a focus on Murray.

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Murray to name coach by new year
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Murray in no rush for new coach
08 Aug 10 |  Tennis
Murray fails to land coach Cahill
02 Aug 10 |  Tennis
Murray looking for new direction
29 Jul 10 |  Tennis
Murray splits from coach Maclagan
27 Jul 10 |  Tennis
Murray hurt by Wimbledon defeat
02 Jul 10 |  Tennis
Djokovic splits from coach Martin
12 Apr 10 |  Tennis
Corretja to help Murray on clay
04 Apr 08 |  Tennis
Murray splits with coach Gilbert
14 Nov 07 |  Tennis

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