LONDON, May 9, 2016
Andy Murray and his coach Amelie Mauresmo announced the end of their partnership on Monday after working together over the past two years.
“I’d like to thank her for everything she has done, she has been an invaluable member of the team. I will take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here,” said Murray.
“I’ve learned a lot from Amelie over the past two years. She’s been a calming influence in the team and we’ll miss having her around.”
Murray, who finished runner-up on Sunday at the Mutua Madrid Open to Novak Djokovic and dropped to third position in the ATP rankings, couldn’t win another Grand Slam title during the partnership with the former Wimbledon champion from France.
Murray captured two majors while working with coach Ivan Lendl but split with the Czech in March 2014 and surprised the tennis world when he announced the hiring of Mauresmo after that year’s French Open, as she became the first woman to coach one of the top ATP players.
Nonetheless, the 28-year-old Brit also celebrated some success during the period with Mauresmo. He reached the Australian Open finals in 2015 and 2016, claimed his first career clay court titles in Munich and Madrid after showing significant improvement on the surface. He also helped Great Britain to capture the Davis Cup.
There was no specific reason given for the split. They mutually agreed to end the partnership.
36-year-old Mauresmo gave birth to her first child last August and was absent on maternity leave for most of the time in 2015. Jonas Bjorkman worked with the Scot during that period but left the team when Mauresmo returned at the end of last year.
“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Mauresmo. “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 for me. I wish him and team well and I hope he goes on to win many more titles.”