Murray's team not consulted on Mauresmo appointment

Monday, July 07, 2014 /by
AP
AP

Andy Murray's team was not fully consulted about Murray's decision to appoint Amelie Mauresmo as his coach, report British press.

''Neither Murray’s long-serving assistant coach Dani Vallverdu nor any other member of his backroom staff — which also includes fitness trainers Jez Green and Matt Little as well as physio Mark Bender — had been informed of the decision in advance,'' said a story in The Daily Telegraph.

While Vallverdu was told that Murray was looking at Mauresmo, said the reports, he was not kept informed about the discussions. Murray announced the decision on the day of the French Open men's final.

Though he has questioned Murray's handling of the appointment, ''Vallverdu insisted on Friday night that he would be remaining part of the camp,'' said The Telegraph.

The Daily Mail said that Murray's team, including ''the influential Florida-based fitness trainer Jez Green, are also believed to be demanding that a clear structure is established.''

The objections are not said to relate to Mauresmo personally. Mauresmo and Murray are expected to discuss whether they will extend the coaching relationship, which was initially for the grass court season.

During his straight-sets defeat to Grigor Dimitrov, Murray was heard referring to something that happened ''five minutes'' before the match.

He is next expected to head to Miami to begin training.

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