Murray Says Coaching Partnership With Mauresmo Long Term

Andy Murray said his coaching partnership with former Wimbledon tennis champion Amelie Mauresmo is for the “long term” despite disappointing results in recent tournaments.

The 2012 U.S. Open winner hired the former top-ranked Frenchwoman as his coach in June during the grass court season, after he parted ways with Ivan Lendl in March. Murray didn’t have a good grass-court season, getting knocked out of the third round of Queen’s and then losing his Wimbledon crown in a lackluster quarterfinal against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov at the All England Club.

“We’ve agreed to work together and I think from both sides we’re willing to do what it takes to make it work long term,” Murray told reporters in Toronto, where he’s preparing for this week’s Rogers Cup.

The 27-year-old has been preparing for the U.S. hard court season with Mauresmo in Miami. He hasn’t won a title since ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a male Wimbledon singles champion last year.

“I really enjoy working with her, she’s helped me a lot,” Murray said. “She integrated well with the rest of the team. It’s been a good start. Now it’s about me producing the results.”

Murray, who has slumped to ninth place on the rankings of the men’s ATP World Tour, plays his opening round in Toronto against either Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo or Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, who upset two-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain in the second round of Wimbledon. After Toronto, he’ll play Cincinnati, followed by the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 25 in New York.

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