Andy Murray seems set on retaining the services of his new coach Amelie Mauresmo.
Even though he crashed out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals just weeks after her appointment, sources close to the Murray camp believe he wants her to be at his side – for the immediate future anyway. There were reports of unease among some of those closest to the champion, although tensions are believed to have eased since his defeat.
He played five a side soccer with his assistant coach and fitness trainer – Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green – who were apparently caught blindside with his decision to sign up to Mauresmo – over the weekend.
Virginia Wade Thinks he is Better Off Alone
Virginia Wade, one of Murray’s regular critics, believes there will be no change. She said: “I think it was very optimistic to think she could have an impact in a couple of weeks before a major tournament. I feel that he learned so much from Ivan Lendl that it is not that essential that he actually has somebody telling him what to do. He needs to implement all that himself.
“He has a great team around him, so possibly he was better just doing the thinking himself.
“Unless he can find the right person to be his coach, I think he is better off to fight a bit on his own and assimilate all of the stuff he has heard from Lendl and from his own experience and work on that.”
Andy Murray has won an Olympic Gold, a Wimbledon Title & a US Open title. Next up in the majors is the US Open … can he claim a second title?