Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Murray's Got Sven to Lean on in France; TENNIS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Murray's Got Sven to Lean on in France; TENNIS

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ANDY MURRAY has turned to Roger Federer's former coach Sven Groeneveld for advice as he looks to build on a straightforward but frustrating first round win at the French Open.

The world No 4 struggled with the unpredictability of qualifier Eric Prodon's game yesterday but in the end had too much quality for the Frenchman and wrapped up a 6-4 6-1 6-3 victory in an hour and 44 minutes.

Murray has been without a full-time coach since splitting from Miles Maclagan last July and during the clay season has been working mainly with Australian Darren Cahill, who is part of a coaching team available through the Scot's sponsors adidas.

Cahill's television commitments mean he is off limits in Paris so Murray has turned to Swede Groeneveld, who has also coached Greg Rusedski and Ana Ivanovic.

The Scot, who will play Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in round two, said: "He's got a lot of experience. He's been around so many grand slams.

It's more just having that experience around. …

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