Andy Murray Has Hired Amelie Mauresmo As His New Coach For The Grass Season
by Tom Gainey | June 8th, 2014, 8:59 am

Andy Murray has officially hired former French great and Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. It’s not Murray’s first stint with a female coach, he has long been under the guide of his mom Judy.

“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.”

Added Mauresmo, “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.”

Murray and Ivan Lendl split on the eve of the Miami Masters 1000.

The 34-year-old Mauresmo 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 and she’s the Fed Cup Captain for France.

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19 Comments for Andy Murray Has Hired Amelie Mauresmo As His New Coach For The Grass Season

madmax Says:

Wowow, did anyone expect this? Talk of Martina, but Amelie?

Good luck to the new team. Will be interesting.

Tennis100 Says:

Andy wanna improve and his looking for having more regularity in the slams.
i dont know what its going to happen with amelie but all i see is that he wants to improve

roy Says:

what the hell is wrong with you.
let me guess, mum’s advice?

the men’s game is practically a different sport.

Tennis100 Says:

yes @roy but maybe he wanna improve in his mentality… amelie can give him that because she won wimbledon

Eric Says:

Wow, cool.

Colin Says:

Roy, if the men’s and women’s games are so different, how come nobody’s surprised that most of the women have male coaches?

calmdownplease Says:

Andy has already been coached for many a formative year by a woman
His mother.
Some have ascribed his feel for the game came from this kind of feminine influence.
Although you would never guess it from Todays shrieking ball bashers.
Interesting is the word i would use.

Margot Says:

Amelie has experience winning grand slams and coaching.
She has already coached a man, Michael Llodra, and coached Marianne to the Wimbledon trophy, who’d have ever thought that possible? She coaches Fed Cup
Santoro was talking about her approach and Courier interrupted and said she sounded just like Andy. Lol
Andy has also said she is an excellent tactician.
Only for Wimbledon initially. Interesting.

Eric Says:

AM’s website says “initially for the grass court season.” So it sounds like it’s a trial period just like coaches seem usually to have with players. I would guess if it works out, the arrangement will continue… on verra.

Tennis100 Says:

Thats true Margot!

RZ Says:

@Madmax – it had come up in some of the discussions, but I don’t think anyone thought she was a leading contender.

RZ Says:

Reason #976 why Andy Murray is an awesome human being!

the DA Says:

Awesome move. I always loved Amelie (her Wimby win against Henin in 2006 is one of my favorite matches) and now she’s coaching my fav player #heaven I’m proud of Andy.

WTF Says:

Tennis100 Says:

“yes @roy but maybe he wanna improve in his mentality… amelie can give him that because she won wimbledon”

So did Andy, who has won no fewer slams than Amelie has.

This is surreal.

Perfect fan Says:

Coach being male or female doesn’t make any diff IMO….coz’ the coach is not going to play with you, to give you practice and stuff. He/she gonna fix ur mental thing, and may be share a few tricks n trades.

Point is, as long as you are comfortable with him/her and feeling good abt ur game on court, it doesn’t matter if ur coach is a man, woman or a toddler.

Wishing andy all the success, with his favorite time of the season jus arrived.

Go muzza :)

Margot Says:

For Andy fans a gr8 interview with Amelie.
Lol such a fuss about a woman coaching a man! Men will be wanting to coach women soon. Whatever next?

Steve27 Says:

Margot, I tought Martina Navratilova it would be his chosen one.
Btw, Andy is my favorite to win Wimbledon again.
Second, is Djokovic.
Then the rest.

Margot Says:

@Steve 27
Martina’s name has been in the frame, and would’ve been my choice too. Perhaps she had too many commitments and couldn’t travel?
However, I’ve read so many positive comments from Andy and Amelie that I feel very excited by this new partnership and really hope it works. Am wondering if Marianne helped broker the deal? I know she likes Andy a lot. Andy being one of the few male players, the only male player perhaps, who takes an interest in the WTA and tweets about matches.
Andy is your favourite to win Wimbles, but not your favourite, right?

Stopwitdemfacts Says:

Colin Says:
Roy, if the men’s and women’s games are so different, how come nobody’s surprised that most of the women have male coaches?

Er er er… Nevermind. LOL!

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