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Murray, Gilbert part ways after rise to top 10

11/14/2007 - Tennis

LONDON -- Andy Murray has split from coach Brad Gilbert, the player confirmed on
Wednesday.

"Despite being injured for almost four months this year, I
am pleased with my 2007 results and am very grateful for the
help that the [Lawn Tennis Association] have given me by providing Brad Gilbert as a
coach," Murray, who began working with the American last July,
said in a statement on the LTA's Web site.

"But the time has come to move on to the next stage of my
career. I am ranked [No. 11] in the world and can now afford to pay my
own way and so will now hire a team of experts each to fulfill a
specified role in the development of my tennis and fitness."

It is not clear if Gilbert, whose salary is paid by the LTA, will continue working for the British governing
body as performance director.

"We are currently reviewing the situation in relation to
Brad and will look to make a decision in the near future," said
chief executive Roger Draper.

Gilbert, who previously worked with Andre Agassi and Andy
Roddick, helped Murray break into the world's top 10 this year.
The Scot won two ATP titles under Gilbert's guidance and reached
three other finals.