London: Andy Murray has been handed a pre-Wimbledon boost after revealing his pregnant coach Amelie Mauresmo will remain part of the World No 3’s team at the All England Club.
Andy Murray with coach Amelie Mauresmo at Roland Garros on May 29. PIC/Getty Images
Murray had feared Mauresmo would miss the entire grass-court campaign after the Frenchwoman announced earlier this year that she was expecting a child in August. The 28-year-old Scot has already signed up Jonas Bjorkman to take over for the heavily pregnant Mauresmo and the Swedish coach will work with Murray during the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club in west London next week. Murray had expected that arrangement to continue through Wimbledon, which gets under way on June 29. But the 2013 Wimbledon champion said on Saturday the 35-year-old Mauresmo, has agreed to rejoin his backroom team at the All England Club before taking maternity leave.
“Amelie will be at Wimbledon, said Murray at Queen’s Club on Saturday. “It’s good. I like having her around the tournaments and it’s been a very good start to the year for me.
Mauresmo the leader
“I imagine Amelie will take the lead and Jonas can see how we operate. We know each other a lot better than this time last year, so I’m sure she will be able to help a lot more.”