Andy Murray appoints Amelie Mauresmo as new coach

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former women's world No1 Amelie Mauresmo

Andy Murray appoints Amelie Mauresmo as new coach

Andy Murray has appointed former women’s world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

The 34-year-old Mauresmo is currently France’s Fed Cup captain and will initially work with Murray for the grass court season.

I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on

Andy Murray

“I’m excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired,” said Murray, who has been without a coach since the departure of Ivan Lendl in March.

“She’s faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon.”

“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.”

Murray, 27, is set to start the defence of his Aegon Championships title at Queen’s next week before defending his Wimbledon crown.

“I’m really excited to be able to work with Andy,” said former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Mauresmo.

“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.”

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