Murray links up with role model Mauresmo

08 June 2014 / 14:15

Andy Murray is excited to enter a new era of his career, with former women’s world No.1 Amelie Mauresmo as his coach.

Murray has been without a coach since March, when he parted ways with eight-time major winner Ivan Lendl.

Lendl had coached Murray to Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games, as well as the US Open title the same year and last year’s Wimbledon crown.

Murray, 27, will defend that crown this month, following a semi-final exit at the French Open on Friday, under the Mauresmo’s guidance.

The 34-year-old – a former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion herself – coached Marion Bartoli to her title at SW19 last year and Murray is hoping to strike up a profitable partnership.

"I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired," he said.

"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."

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