Andy Murray is reportedly set to be joined by coach Daniel Vallverdu in Rotterdam, according to The Tennis Podcast. Murray split with his long-term coach Jamie Delgado after the 2021 season. Murray added Jan de Witt to his coaching staff but it was on a trial basis.
Murray was joined by de Witt in Australia but the Briton obviously wasn’t happy with his results in Australia as he decided to end their partnership. Murray will be joined by Vallverdu in Rotterdam and in a few more events.
We understand that Andy Murray will have Dani Vallverdu with him in Rotterdam, and for a few weeks.
Vallverdu continues to work with Stan Wawrinka, who is building back to fitness.
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Murray was frustrated after his Australian Open exit
Murray suffered a shock loss to Facundo Bagnis in the Melbourne Summer Set first round but made the Sydney final the next week.
Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Australian Open first round but then suffered a shock straight-set defeat to Yoshihito Nishioka in the second round. “When you know you’ve not got many years left it is frustrating,” Murray told BBC Sport after losing to Nishioka.
“After a good win in the first round I created an opportunity for myself. It was probably a match I should win and I didn’t take that chance. “I was not able to sustain a good enough level for long enough, whereas he was solid throughout.
“I’m obviously very disappointed with that.” Murray hinted he could retire if not happy with his results in 2022. “This is a really important year for me for a number of reasons, and I want to perform well in the big events.
For me, tonight is not good enough in that respect,” Murray said. “Making second round of slams is not something I find particularly motivating. I want to be doing better than that. “Yeah, depends on how I get on this year results-wise and how I perform in the big events.” Murray received a wildcard into Rotterdam. It remains to be seen how far can Murray go in Rotterdam.