Andy Murray has announced the appointment of a new member of his coaching team ahead of the grass court season. French Coach and former World Number One Amelie Mauresmo has taken the position of Murray’s new coach for the summer period initially.
Mauresmo, 39 who was World Number One for thirty-nine weeks, won both the Wimbledon and Australian Grand Slam titles in 2006 and a Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympics during her playing career and is the current French Fed Cup Captain. She helped fellow French player Marion Bartoli win her first major singles title at Wimbledon last year.
As reported on his website Murray said, “I’m excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired. She’s faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon.” He added “I have a very strong coaching team already in place, but I think Amelie brings with her experience and tactical expertise and will push us all to improve. Everyone I know talks very highly of Amelie, as a person and coach, and I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on – I want to win more grand slams.”
Mauresmo gives her new appointment the thumbs up (source:www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis)
Mauresmo said, “I’m really excited to be able to work with Andy. He’s an amazingly talented tennis player and I feel I have plenty to offer both him and the team around him. I’m looking forward to getting down to work and helping him win more Grand Slams.”
Read the Andy Murray in the Sunday Times Style Magazine here
Murray, 27, who graces the cover of The Sunday Times Style magazine today was coached by Ivan Lendl, until they parted ways in March due to time commitment issues, who helped him to his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open and to become Wimbledon Champion last year.
Murray will start his defence of his Aegon Championships title at The Queen’s Club this week (source: http://www.lta.org.uk)
Initially the Murray/Mauresmo contract is for the upcoming grass court season and Mauresmo will remain as the French Fed Cup captain. Defending champion Murray starts his defence of his Aegon Championship title this week after being announced as third seed at this year’s tournament at The Queen’s Club, London that starts tomorrow. Along with the other top eight seeds in the draw, Murray has a bye in the first round and he will play the winner of Paul-Henri Mathieu and Slovenian Aljaz Bedene match in the second round. Australian Open Champion Stanislas Wawrinka is named as top seed.