Andy Murray has been widely criticized for his move to appoint Amelie Mauresmo as his coach ever since last year. And even though the results have improved significantly, the critics seem to take no notice and continue on with their criticism on the move.
While, the World No 3 has the ample task of taking on the ‘unbeatable’ Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-final and is preparing his bid for his first grand slam on clay. But the Scott took some time out in defense of his coach and in a column for French Newspaper, L'Equipe has slammed the critics against the criticism Mauresmo has received.
"Right from the word go, I knew that working alongside Amelie (Mauresmo) would set tongues wagging. The reason for this is that very few players before me have worked with a female coach. I realised it would create a feeling of suspicion, mistrust and perhaps even negativity. “I didn't realise, however, that Amelie would find herself up against such criticism and prejudice.
The staggering thing was that she was slated every time I lost, which is something my former coaches never everexperienced. It wasn't right.