• Andy Murray rules Montreal, coach Mauresmo gives birth

    Andy Murray AFP PHOTO

    Andy Murray AFP PHOTO

    MONTREAL: Britain’s Andy Murray celebrated both the end of a losing streak to Novak Djokovic and the birth of a child for his coach Amelie Mauresmo on Sunday (Monday in Manila) at the ATP Montreal Masters.

    Murray, an expectant father himself whose own child is due in February, beat world number one Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to earn his fourth title of the season after losing his last eight matches to the Serb dating back more than two years.

    The Scotsman, unique among top players in being coached by a woman, said he has seen a picture of his French mentor’s baby.

    “I don’t know much detail because we just saw a picture of her and the baby this morning when we got up,” said Murray.

    “I haven’t spoken to her or anything since then. I’d imagine she’s quite tired.

    “Probably me and my tennis are the last thing on her mind just now, which is totally understandable.

    Amelie Mauresmo AFP PHOTO

    Amelie Mauresmo AFP PHOTO

    “But I am glad she’s Okay and everything went well.”

    Murrray said that any decision Mauresmo might take on her coaching future will remain open through 2015 and possibly beyond.

    “It doesn’t change anything through the end of this year because we’ve had six months since we found out to plan and talk about things,” Murray said of the baby’s birth.

    “Obviously I employed Jonas (Bjorkman, as assistant coach). He’s going to be with me pretty much every event I play between now and the end of the year.

    “When Amelie is ready to sit down and chat, then we’ll see what it is she wants do, if she wants to continue doing the job, if she wants to stay at home.

    “It’s really up to her.”



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