Murray Wants Mauresmo Back As Coach

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Andy Murray is hopeful of having new mother Amelie Mauresmo back as his coach in time for January’s Australian Open, just four months after giving birth to her first child.

The world no.2 revealed the news at the Shanghai Rolex Masters and added that if Mauresmo is willing to return to work, Jonas Bjorkman will not be making the trip Down Under.

Murray himself is awaiting the birth of his first child in early in February and subsequently will not be undertaking his normal December training block at his second home of Miami. But he wants to get things in place for next year and telephoned Mauresmo just before he left for China.

He told her he wanted her back in charge of his coaching set-up and outlined a number of weeks he would like her to be available. She has promised to give him an answer on his return home to Britain next week and should she say yes, Bjorkman will be told his services will still be retained throughout the course of the year as alternate coach but not in the preparation for the trip Down Under for the year’s opening major that will start with the Hopman Cup in Perth, beginning January 3.

“I’m not having two coaches at the one tournament,” said Murray, who was the center of an uncomfortable situation in 2009 when he employed both Miles Maclagan and Alex Corretja to work concurrently .  “I’ve done that in the past and haven’t found it to be beneficial really.  From time to time it’s OK, but I think for me, in the biggest events, having a very clear voice and having one person there is better.”

Murray first worked with Bjorkman in the build up to the French Open in May and won his first two clay court titles in Munich and Madrid under the Swede’s watch. However this year’s US Open produced his most disappointing show in a Grand Slam tournament in five years.

Speaking of Mauresmo, Murray confirmed she will not be present at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris’ Bercy as first hoped or the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the London 02 Arena, if he decides to play. “The first tournaments would be in Australia,” he said. “She won’t be in Paris or London. We spoke about what it I needed from her and had a good conversation.

“She’s basically gone away to think about it and said that she’ll get back to me when I’m finished here in Shanghai when we can chat more.  But I would say it was very positive and I think she wants to continue.  Obviously it has to work for both of us but I’m pretty positive about it.”

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