ATP Tour

Murray chance excites Bjorkman

2015-03-11 18:13
Jonas Bjorkman (AFP)

London - Former world number four Jonas Bjorkman was "super excited" on Wednesday after being handed a trial as part of Andy Murray's coaching set-up.

Murray, beaten in this year's Australian Open final by Novak Djokovic, is keen to add some depth to his support crew as his coach Amelie Mauresmo has other commitments, including being captain of France's Fed Cup team.

"I'm super excited and I'm really looking forward to join @andy-murray and his team for a test week," Bjorkman, 42, said on his Twitter feed.

Bjorkman, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist who also excelled as a doubles specialist with nine grand slam titles, is currently appearing in Sweden's Let's Dance TV show so it is unclear when his trial week with Briton Murray would take place.

World number five Murray, twice a grand slam champion, trimmed his entourage at the end of last season with hitting partner Dani Vallverdu jettisoned.

However, since reaching the final in Melbourne, the Scot has suffered some disappointing defeats, losing to Gilles Simon in Rotterdam after beating the Frenchman 12 times in a row and then falling to Croatian teenager Borna Coric in Dubai.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  tennis

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Vote

When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.