Murray giving nothing away, on or off court

Thu May 29, 2014 2:31pm EDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray's post-match press conference at the French Open on Thursday turned into a who's who of tennis greats as he was again quizzed about who will be his next coach in the wake of his split with Ivan Lendl.

The Wimbledon champion looked at ease on court as he disposed of Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3 6-1 6-3 to reach the third round with some dazzling tennis.

Having fended off the best that the entertaining Matosevic could launch his way, Murray proved equally nimble when asked whether he was close to deciding on a new coach.

Former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo is the latest name to be linked to the job, but the 27-year-old Scot would not be drawn.

"To be honest, ever since I stopped working with Ivan, there has been a lot of different names that people mentioned," Murray said. "Obviously Amelie this week. There was (Mats) Wilander. There has been (Jonas) Bjorkman, John McEnroe, (Martina)Navratilova, Leon Smith, who is the (British) Davis Cup captain, Bob Brett.

"There have been a lot of people that people have talked about. I just kind of put up with it. When the time is right I will make an announcement. But nothing to say just yet.

"Right now in the middle of a tournament is not really the time when I'm sitting down and speaking to people and making phone calls. That doesn't happen in the middle of a grand slam."

He quite liked the sound of some of them, though.

"It's not like any of them have been bad names," he said. "I like all of the people that have been mentioned.   Continued...

Andy Murray of Britain looks on during his men's singles match Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 27, 2014.   REUTERS/Stephane Mahe