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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray could be 'fairly close' to hiring coach to replace Ivan Lendl

Britain's Andy Murray runs for the ball during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 23, 2014. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Britain's Andy Murray runs for the ball during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 23, 2014. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

Andy Murray says he could have a new coach in place soon — though not in time for the French Open, which starts Sunday.

Murray has been without a coach since splitting with Ivan Lendl in March. Lendl helped Murray win Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Open in 2012 and Wimbledon last year.

Asked Friday about his coaching situation, Murray replied: "Hopefully I'm fairly close." Then he added: "I wouldn't expect anything over the next few days, obviously."

He hasn't set a deadline for hiring someone, saying: "For me, it's not about rushing into something. It's about getting it right."

Murray said his "target" is to win more major titles, so he "will pick the person I feel is best able to help me with that."