Andy Murray splits from coach Amelie Mauresmo

The Scot ends a two-year partnership with the French former Wimbledon winner

Andy Murray splits from coach Amelie Mauresmo
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World number three Andy Murray has announced his split with coach Amelie Mauresmo after just under two years.

During their time together. Murray progressed to his fifth Australian Open final, where he lost to long-time rival Novak Djokovic

Mauresmo did however guide the then 27 year-old to his first two titles on clay in Munich and the Madrid Masters last season. In doing so, he beat Rafael Nadal on the surface for the time. Murray also reached another Wimbledon and French Open semi-final during their time together, but did not add a major title.

Mauresmo appointed in 2014 

Appointed as the Scot's coach on June 8 2014 - just days after losing his French Open semi-final to Nadal - Mauresmo was brought on board by the Briton.

In the space of just over six months, Murray reached his first final at Melbourne Park, but lost in four sets, to world number one Djokovic. 

Murray looks on amorously, as the Scot loses his first Australian Open final to Djokovic in 2015 (photo:getty)
Murray looks on amorously, as the Scot loses his first Australian Open final to Djokovic in 2015 (photo:getty)

In 2015, Swede Jonas Bjorkmann joined the duo on an initial five-week period, which was then extended following Mauresmo's announcement she was pregnant.

Murray 'learnt a lot' from Mauresmo

In a joint statement, Murray said that he had 'learnt a lot from Mauresmo' and had 'mutually agreed to end their partnership'

Two-time slam winner Mauresmo stated: "Dedicating enough time along with the travel has been a challenge". 

Murray further added: "She's been a calming influence in the team and we will all miss having her around".

"I'll take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here, but I'd like to thank her for everything she's done. She's been an invaluable member of the team"

The Scot will now begin the task of scouting a new coach. In the last 10 years, Murray has been tutored by the likes of Brad Gilbert, Alex Corretja and Ivan Lendl.