Andy Murray can not give fair assessment on 'lazy' British debate

Last Updated: 28/06/14 1:45pm

  • Share:

Andy Murray was asked about comments made by outgoing LTA coach Julien Hoferlin, who's accused some British players of being too lazy.

Sky Bet

Andy Murray has refused to get embroiled in the ‘lazy’ British debate sparked by outgoing LTA coach Julien Hoferlin.

Dan Evans' departing coach Hoferlin claimed that British players are "too spoilt", a view backed by current British women’s no 1 Heather Watson, who said she sees “some players not working week-in, week-out, kind of choosing when they want to work.

"Not just the players, but I think the coaches let them slip, let them get away with it.”

However, Murray himself says he has not witnessed any laziness when he has trained with British players, although he admits he is not around them enough to know for sure.

He told Sky Sports: “Well I can’t give a fair assessment on that.

“When I do my training blocks I tend to do them over in Miami. Last year I did it with Kyle Edmund when he worked very hard.

“I did it with Jamie Baker the year before that and he worked extremely hard. 

“But like I say, I don’t see them week in, week out, I don’t see them at the tournaments all the time.

“It’s easy to work hard for a couple of weeks but you need to do it throughout the whole year but I can’t say for sure, how hard everyone’s working because I don’t see it.”

  • Share:

Related

Wimbledon 2014

Grigor Dimitrov: Confirmed his star potential with run to Wimbledon semi-finals

What we learned

Alex Williams attempts to draw some conclusions from the recently completed Wimbledon fortnight.

Novak Djokovic weeps whilst holding the Wimbledon trophy

Legend in the making

SW19 king Novak Djokovic is well on the way to getting the iconic status he craves, says Barry Cowan.

Djokovic: Highlight of my career

Djokovic: Highlight of career

Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at the top of the world tennis rankings after beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon and described it as the highlight of his career.

Most Popular

Features

Big guns to collide

Big guns to collide

Barry Cowan says dominant Novak Djokovic could be threatened by Rafa Nadal in Monte Carlo.

Can Nadal beat his anxiety?

Can Nadal beat his anxiety?

Sky Sports Tennis expert Leif Shiras analyses Rafael Nadal's anxiety issues ahead of the clay court season.

Sports stars at the altar

Sports stars at the altar

Ahead of Andy Murray's marriage to Kim Sears, we've remembered some of our favourite sporting weddings.