A day after losing to Novak Djokovic in his Madrid title defense, Andy Murray has announced that he and coach Amelie Mauresmo have ended their coaching relationship.
“I’ve learned a lot from Amelie over the last two years, both on and off the court,” Murray said in the statement. “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.”
Said Mauresmo, “Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me. 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. I wish him and team well and I hope he goes on to win many more title.”
Murray and Mauresmo, a 2-time Grand Slam champion, united almost two years ago. Under Mauresmo, Murray didn’t add to his Grand Slam count, but made big improvements on the clay.
Mauresmo, though, gave birth to her first son, Aaron, last August which kept her off the road for some time leading up to the pregnancy. And this year with parenthood duties she’s only traveled with Murray to the Australian Open and Miami.
Murray, who is in Rome this week, turns 29 on Sunday.
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