By Ros Satar
- Two year coaching relationship comes to an end as Andy Murray two-time Slam champion Amelie Mauresmo part company
- He gained two clay court titles, reached World No. 2 and was the runner-up 2015 & 2016 at the Australian Open under her guidance
- Supporting coach Jamie Delgado to remain in place for now
Andy Murray announces he has parted ways with Amelie Mauresmo, a day after losing his Madrid Masters title to Novak Djokovic.
Mauresmo – who was spotted watching French player Alizé Cornet at the start of the tournament and around the players’ lounge, but Murray’s practices were masterminded by Jamie Delgado, who he brought in after this year’s Australian Open to support Mauresmo after she gave birth to son Aaron last August.
In a joint statement released by his management company, and as reported by ATPWorldTour.com, he said:
“She’s been a calming influence in the team and we will all miss having her around. I’ll take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here, but I’d like to thank her for everything she has done. She’s been an invaluable member of the team.”
Mauresmo, who was announced as Murray’s new coach during Roland Garros 2014, to start in the grass court season said:
“Working with Andy over the past two years has been a fantastic experience for me,” said Mauresmo. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the great team of people he has around him. Dedicating enough time along with the travel has been a challenge for me. I wish him and team well and I hope he goes on to win many more titles.”
Mauresmo, who won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006 joins a long list of quite illustrious names who have guided Murray over the years, and under her guidance Murray was 7-5 in tour-level finals, reaching No. 2 in the world and was the runner up in both the 2015 and 2016 Australian Open finals. She helped guide him to his first two clay court titles in 2015.
Murray’s previous coaches:
- Leon Smith – 1998-2004
- Pato Alvarez – 2003-2005
- Mark Petchey – 2005-2006
- Brad Gilbert – 2006-2007
- Miles MacLagan – 2007-2010
- Alex Corretja – 2010-2011
- Ivan Lendl – 2011-2014 (Won 2012 London Olympic Gold, US Open and 2013 Wimbledon titles)
- Amelie Mauresmo – 2014-2016
Murray has never been afraid of making bold decisions, and stood by his decision to hire Mauresmo answering back at a lot of the criticism levelled at him for hiring a woman as a coach. He had no hesitation in ditching Brad Gilbert and building up a dedicated team around him, and subsequently parting company with long-time assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and trainer Jez Green so we can expect him to consider replacements to his close-knit group very carefully.
Murray is scheduled to play next at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, which started over the weekend.
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