Andy Murray has dispensed with the services of his short-term coach Jan de Witt on the back of his second-round exit from the Australian Open. The Scot got off to a strong start in Melbourne, coming through a five-set thriller to upset 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round. But those exertions seemed to take their toll, as he crashed out of the competition in his next outing with a disappointing straight-sets defeat to Japan's Taro Daniel.
It's the 3rd coach for Murray in a short period of time as the Brit fired longtime coach Jamie Delgado towards the end of 2022 and worked with LTA coach Esteban Carill for a few events as well. The last time Murray spoke about a coach is when he started working with Carill when he said:
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"The decision is an important one for me. Obviously I don't know how much longer I'm going to be playing so I want to make sure that the person that's with me for the last period of my career is the right one."
He settled on Jan De Witt who worked with many players before and the relationships were usually fruitful. For Murray it was not so he moved on. Who will be his next coach remains to be seen. Murray did not offer any comment on the decision.