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Lawn Tennis: Andy warned over making Brad move.

ANDY MURRAY was last night warned that appointing Brad Gilbert as his new coach could be a match made in hell.

Former British tennis No. 1 John Lloyd was wary of reports linking the Scot with the American who has previously worked with Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

Lloyd, who reckons Murray and Gilbert are poles apart as characters, said: "I can see some terrible verbal batterings going on.

"Andy wants things in a certain way and he's very quiet. Brad is completely the opposite. I'd like to see it, though, as it would be fun to watch it - as exciting as any of the tennis."

Lloyd also thinks Gilbert would be taking a huge financial risk to return to coaching because he'd had to give up his pounds 100,000-a-year television work.

The Brit said: "It's a hell of a commitment. With coaches these days, it can be very short-lived. After three months, if the results aren't good, you get the elbow. And if you burn your bridges with TV, you might not get in again."
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