Following a win yesterday over Vasek Pospisil, Murray talked about what led to Bjorkman.
“When everything happened with my team at the end of last year I spoke to (Amelie) about what it was that I felt like I needed,” Murray said. “She agreed. We talked about a number of people. When I said I’d like to approach Jonas, then how it happened from there was I called him up, I spoke to him, and I said, Well, for me, the next step is that you chat to Amélie and you see how that goes. They chatted a couple of times. Both of them seemed to think it went very well.
“The next step after that was, Okay, well, let’s spend a bit of time together and see if it works. Let’s see if everyone gets on. Let’s see if, you know, the direction is right.”
Murray not only lost Lendl last year, but at the end of the season he also parted with Dani Vallverdu.
Mauresmo, though, will only be with Murray at 25 weeks or so of the year, and that’s where Bjorkman can fill in.
“We’ve been having some great talks and I’m very excited to have this try-out week,” Bjorkman said to the Guardian. “Then hopefully we will all feel it’s something to build on and we can continue for the season.
“We will probably have weeks where me and Amélie will be together and weeks where either one of us will be [with Murray]. I think it will be up to Andy and Amélie how they feel the scheduling will be.”
Murray, who hasn’t made the semifinals at Indian Wells this decade, will play Philipp Kohlschreiber tomorrow in the third round.
Bjorkman will join Murray once he completed his commitment to Sweden’s version of Dancing with the Stars,
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