New Delhi: Soon after he split with his two-year coach Amélie Mauresmo, Britain tennis player Andy Murray said that the move had nothing to do with her being a women coach.
With Mauresmo as coach, Murray maintained a career-best ranking of No. 2, reached two Australian Open finals and almost single-handedly led Britain to a Davis Cup title triumph.
Lauding Mauresmo, the highest-profile female coach in tennis, Murray said, “So in my opinion, it’s nothing to do with Amélie being a woman. I think it’s the case of a lot of the ex-players: It takes a lot of time to do the job well and properly. It’s not easy to do that for four, five years in a row.”
“When she came on board, my results actually really picked up,” Murray said at the Italian Open on Tuesday. “I mean, for me, the time we spent together was positive."
At the same time Murray added that while he had a good run with Mauresmo, he couldn't add any more Grand Slam titles during that period, something which both of them wanted to happen.