Federer hails Murray’s selection of Mauresmo as coach

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Roger Federer has called Amelie Mauresmo a "great choice" of coach for Andy Murray.

The defending Wimbledon champion became one of the few ATP players to work with a female coach when he named Mauresmo to the position a few days ago. Murray and Ivan Lendl ended their coaching relationship before Miami after winning two Grand Slam titles together.

"I think it is very interesting. I think it's great and only time will tell if it is going to be successful or not," said Federer. "But Andy has always been open to try out things or go in a different direction with Lendl, with Brad Gilbert as well, and now with Amelie Mauresmo.”

Mauresmo plans to stay on as French Fed Cup captain, in which capacity she worked with Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon during her title run last year. The two-time Grand Slam champion has also previously coached Michel Llodra.

"I think she is very sweet," Federer said. "I remember being at the Champions dinner with her at one of my Wimbledon victories.

"I always enjoyed watching her play and she is a true professional. So from that standpoint, I think it's a great choice and I hope they're going to be a successful team together.''

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