(June 8, 2014) Andy Murray has named former pro Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. Mauresmo, who is the French Fed Cup captain is a former No. 1 player and won the Australian Open and Wimbledon championships in 2006.
“He’s an amazingly talented tennis player and I feel I have plenty to offer both him and the team around him,” Mauresmo said to media. “I’m looking forward to getting down to work and helping him win more Grand Slams.”
Murray has been without a coach since he parted ways with Ivan Lendl in March.
Here is the statement from Andy Murray’s website:
Andy has appointed French coach and former World Number 1, Amelie Mauresmo, as his new coach, initially for the grass court season.
Amelie, the current French Fed Cup Captain, has won two Grand Slam singles titles, Wimbledon and the Australian Open alongside a Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympics. She has also worked with several top French tennis players, recently helping Marion Bartoli win her first major at Wimbledon in 2013.
Andy said of the appointment: “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.”
“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.”
Amelie Mauresmo added: “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.”