12815 - Andy Murray to have no coach till June

Renowned tennis player Andy Murray has responded to reports by confirming that he will delay appointing a new coach for at least six months.

The world No. 4 has been without a full-time trainer since the shock departure of Miles Maclagan in the wake of Wimbledon, where Murray reached the semi-final stage.

After that point Murray's turbulent season began to show signs of improvement as he clinched titles in Shanghai and Toronto, beating Roger Federer in the final each time.

The Scot ended the season with Alex Corretja, the former world No. 2, as a consultant, while he also leaned on Dani Vallverdu, a friend from the junior ranks, for advice.

Now, despite interest from Boris Becker, Murray is set to retain the same team as he bids to clinch a first grand slam title in 2011.

A statement on Murray's website today said: "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.

"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."