Andy Murray's new coach is former Women's number one Amelie Mauresmo 8 years ago

Andy Murray's new coach is former Women's number one Amelie Mauresmo

Exciting developments in world of tennis...

Andy Murray has confirmed that he'll be coached by the former Wimbledon women's singles champion Amelie Mauresmo for the grass court season and possibly beyond.

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Murray has been without a coach since Ivan Lendl left him back in March and has taken on Mauresmo after he contacted her a few weeks ago.

The Scot spoke about his new coach today: "I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired."

"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."

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Being coached by a woman won't be anything new for Murray as his mother Judy had that job when he was a young player making his way up through the ranks.

Maursemo was asked if the move was good for the sport at a press conference today: "I guess it is a big story and a step forward for female coaches but that is not my big concern right now.

"I'm happy about the new challenge. I want to help Andy, it is the only thing I have in mind right now."