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Andy Murray tests out Esteban Carril as possible coaching team member in 2022

The former world No 1 is considering adding the Spaniard to his coaching team next year

Andy Murray, Rolex Paris Masters 2016 Andy Murray (GBR)

Anyone worried that former world No 1 Andy Murray, with his metal hip, might be considering hanging up his racquets just yet should think again.

The Scot, who has shown incredible improvement in recent weeks without the results always following, plays his last ranking event of the year this week in Stockholm and will have a new member of his team in tow as he looks ahead to the coming year.

In addition to his long-time coach, Jamie Delgado, Murray will give a week’s trial to Esteban Carril, the Spanish coach probably best known, at least in Briton, for coaching Johanna Konta and helping her rise from outside the top 100 to inside the top 10

Carril, who also had a trial period with Emma Raducanu recently, will join Murray in Stockholm, with a view to being a part of his team in 2022, as he looks to try to work his way back up the rankings from his current mark of No 144.

Despite wins over the likes of Hubert Hurkacz, Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe in recent weeks, Murray has dropped down the rankings and will either have to qualify or will require wildcards into many events as 2022 begins.

Yet the 34-year-old is not done yet, it seems. Murray plays a qualifier in his first match in Stockholm but would then take on No 1 seed Jannik Sinner in the second round.

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