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Mauresmo: No major changes needed in Murray's game

ESPN staff
June 22, 2014
Amelie Mauresmo has watched Andy Murray closely since taking over as his coach © Getty Images

Amelie Mauresmo says she does not plan for a major overhaul in Andy Murray's game as the British No.1 embarks on his Wimbledon title defence.

Mauresmo only started working with Murray, who faces world No.104 David Goffin on Monday, at Queen's last week - but she's seen enough to know that no drastic measures are needed.

"He knows how to play on this surface and he knows what to do on the court against many of the top players, so I am trying to add a few things here and there," she told BBC Sport.

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The Frenchwoman, Wimbledon champion in 2006, added that she is enjoying the relationship and says she has linked up with Murray at a "special moment" in his career.

"I have learned a lot about his personality, how he sees things, how he handles different things," she said.

"It's great. All this time we spend together, we can really get to know each other better."

"He's great, and I'm feeling great being part of the whole team."

Murray, who was previously coached by Ivan Lendl, inspired the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to hire former grand slam champions - namely Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker.

Asked why, Mauresmo, who also won the Australian Open in 2006, said: "I think we have been through moments, doubts, emotions, disappointments, joys, everything that maybe other coaches, that are very competent as well, didn't really feel or didn't really go through.

"I guess, for these guys, it's important for them to talk the same language."

Mauresmo also hopes her time in the spotlight will inspire more women coaching in the men's game.

"I guess it will maybe start to change things around in terms of this particular subject," she said. "But, to be honest, it is not my main concern today. I am here to help Andy the best I can."

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