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N.Bollettieri:"I believe Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay on top"

Andy Murray should do most of the work himself after he appoints a new coach, according to Nick Bollettieri.

"He needs a team around him to give him a few little reminders but I also think it's time for Andy Murray to be captain of the ship," said Bollettieri.

"When a pro gets to be like a Roger Federer and a Novak Djokovic, they are captains of the ship.

"Certainly you need your team, absolutely. But right now, Murray's game is pretty much set."

And the American, who will be part of the BBC's coverage of Queen's Club next week, explained: "I believe that if I worked with him, I think I'd let him do a lot of the talking but I believe Andy Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay up on top."

"If you go back to the films of several years ago, his ready position was eight-to-ten feet behind the baseline.

"You can't win big ones from back there. Now, he's moved closer to the baseline so he's taking the ball much earlier.

"I think there's one area that there is a weakness and I believe his second serve does not have enough bite on it.

"I know Mauresmo and she's always been terrific. That would be fantastic. We've always had men coaches with the ladies but there's not been too many women coaching men and who the heck knows, it might start a new trend."

Queen's Club precedes Murray's defence of his Wimbledon title and Bollettieri believes the Scot has to "erase" last year's famous final victory over Djokovic from his mind if he is to win it again.

"He has to go out and play one match at a time," added the 82-year-old on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

"When you have the weight of winning those big ones, maybe that's not easy to put aside.

"It's not going to be easy."

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/27747951
 

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Re: N.Bollettieri:"I believe Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay on

He will push on grass again this year. Take my words
 

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Andy Murray should do most of the work himself after he appoints a new coach, according to Nick Bollettieri.

"He needs a team around him to give him a few little reminders but I also think it's time for Andy Murray to be captain of the ship," said Bollettieri.
Well yes, and that is exactly how it worked with Lendl as his coach and is clearly what Andy is looking for in his next coach. He has just reached the SF's of his worst slam without a coach so it is pretty clear he is both willing and able to make the major decisions about his game without help.
 

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Re: N.Bollettieri:"I believe Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay on

I'd like to see that, but idk if he'll turn from a defensive pusher to attacking this far in his career :shrug:
 

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Re: N.Bollettieri:"I believe Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay on

It's like saying you need to look up to see the sky.
 

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Re: N.Bollettieri:"I believe Murray will have to attack a little bit more to stay on

His attacking game is obviously weakness which contribute to inability to reverse from defensive to offensive.

with a flat backhand and weak forehand.

Fedal jus attack him in slam matches relentlessly.
 
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