The topic which is being discussed in the British media quite frequently these days is the future of Andy Murray-Amelie Mauresmo relationship as player-coach. Whether the Scot should part ways with the 35-year old former French player or he should trust her and give her a long contract extension, everybody seems to have an opinion on this.
Some are saying that it’s unfair to blame Mauresmo for what has happened with Murray in the recent tournaments as she just hasn’t had enough time to work on the game of the player.
The other section believes that the she is just not good enough for the post that has been given to her.
Murray was not short of options when he was searching for a new coach, but, he opted for Mauresmo because he thought that the Frenchwoman would help him improve on the mental front. That’s what he had said in one of his interviews.
Let’s see how strong a person Mauresmo was mentally during her playing days. She played professional tennis for about 15 years and during that period; she just lifted two slam trophies. Now, the skills that she had had; it is not a good number at all. She should have won a lot more, but, she couldn’t and that’s due to her not so good temperament. She herself used to have confidence problem when she was active as a player. So, how did Murray trust her to get him better temperamentally? That’s an important question.
Mauresmo does have helped some players in the recent times, but, helping players and being a player’s permanent coach are two different things especially when the player is of the stature of Murray.
If Mauresmo continues, she can still have a successful stint with Murray. Nobody knows. But, the possibility of that happening is less, that’s for sure