Tennis News
The Official Tennis Newswire

Murray Trying To Settle The Stormy Waters Of His Support Team






Deposed Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has spent a busy couple of days pacifying his well-established support team after disquiet emerged because he appointed Amelie Mauresmo as coach without consulting the rest of the camp.

Murray kept a low profile over finals weekend at the All England Club, preferring instead to play a game of five-a-side football with his friends to forget about his quarterfinal loss against Grigor Dimitrov. A notable absentee was Dani Vallverdu, a constant in his team for several years.

Vallverdu is understood to be back home in Venezuela but before he left England, Murray had a long conversation with him to explain why the appointment of Mauresmo was not previously discussed.

“Andy and Dani had a chat and everything is fine now,” insisted Matt Gentry, managing director of Murray’s 77 company. “It is a fact that the arrival of Amelie was not discussed with the guys in the team beforehand but that’s the way Andy does things. It was the same with Ivan Lendl.

“However Andy has now spoken to all the guys and he is confident that everything has been sorted out. They are just taking some time off but will be back together when he begins training again.”

Vallverdu has known Murray since their days together at the Casal-Sanchez Tennis Academy in Barcelona. During his time as Murray’s coach, Lendl regularly praised the role played by Vallverdu and insisted he was more than capable of becoming head coach in his own right.

The remainder of the Murray team; fitness trainers Jez Green and Matt Little and physiotherapist Mark Bender were also kept in the dark about Mauresmo who was only employed on a trial basis through the grass court season.

No official announcement has been made whether she will remain for the upcoming US Open series where Murray will play in Toronto and Cincinnati before the year’s concluding Grand Slam event.

Copyright © 2014 Daily Tennis News Wire. All rights reserved.