Tuesday 27 September 2016

Murray cuts ties with coach Mauresmo

Published 10/05/2016 | 02:30

Andy Murray. Photo: AP
Andy Murray. Photo: AP

Andy Murray admitted that his coaching relationship with Amelie Mauresmo had ended because "it just wasn't working".

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The world No 3, who lost to Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final of the Madrid Masters, said that the schedule he had agreed with Mauresmo at the end of last year had given them insufficient time to work together.

Murray, who will turn 29 next week, said he would not rush into appointing a replacement but hoped to make the decision "in the medium term", saying: "They are always important decisions, at this stage of my career as well, and I want to make sure it's the right one."

Mauresmo, who has a nine-month-old baby, had spent just 10 days with Murray since the Australian Open final in January. The only time they worked together in that period was at the Miami Masters in March, when Murray lost in his second match and was in a bad spell of form.

Irish Independent

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