Murray Wants a New Coach, But His Mom Comes Along Too
Andy Murray is insistent that who ever he finally appoints as his coach, his mother Judy will continue to maintain a presence in his support team and always be a relevant sounding board on tennis matters.
Several top flight coaches have already intimated they would be reluctant to work with the 23 year-old Scot if his mother remained in a decision-making position.
However Murray remains fiercely protective of the relationship and said: "Ninety-nine per cent of the time she speaks to me like anyone's mum would. And then there are times when I decide that I want to talk to her a bit about tennis, about the guys I'm working about, how I'm feeling. And she's there to listen and understand.
"A lot of people I'm sure might find that very difficult to understand but she knows me well. She knows when to speak to me, when to be positive, when to tell me off and explain things to me. When I speak to her about tennis, it is when I need some help from her, some ideas, or even if it's just to listen to."
Murray is unmoved by the suggestion experienced coaches may think Judy’s constant presence would immediately form a barrier between highly paid mentor and player. "She's my mum," he insisted. "If it wasn't my mum, I'd be speaking to my best friend, or whoever. I don't think every player limits themselves to discussing how they're feeling about their job or the sport they're playing to just the people that they work with.
"That's something that the guys I work with have got better and better at – sitting down and discussing things. But there are also times when you need advice when you're thinking about changing something.
"It's something you need to get from other people. It's not as if my mum is the only person I speak to about that. There are other people: my management team. Everyone is there to give advice, but I have to decide who I want."
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