Andy Murray: Amelie Mauresmo split not due to on-court behaviour

Andy Murray says he and Amelie Mauresmo have "no issues"
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British number one Andy Murray says suggestions his partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo ended because of his on-court behaviour are "untrue".

The pair split after two years when new mother Mauresmo said she could not devote enough time to the job.

The former world number one also described Murray as "complex" and said his on-court behaviour was confusing.external-link

But the Scot responded: "To say that is why we stopped working together is untrue. We have a good relationship."

The world number two began working with Mauresmo in June 2014, winning seven titles - including his first two on clay - during their time together.

But the two-time Grand Slam champion, 29, has failed to add to his major wins at the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

On Tuesday, he reached the second round of the French Open but needed five sets to beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek.

Afterwards, Murray attempted to clarify reports about his split with Mauresmo, which followed his Madrid Open final defeat by Novak Djokovic at the start of May.

Andy Murray, Amelie Mauresmo
Murray was the first leading male player to employ a female coach when he appointed Mauresmo

"I've supposedly been 'hitting back' at Amelie's comments, disagreeing with everything she said and that we had a really tough break-up," said Murray.

"Simply, it is not true. When we sat down in Madrid, anyone who says it was heated is lying and was not there. It was far from heated.

"We spoke very calmly the whole time. To say the reason we stopped working together is because of my behaviour on the court is not true."

Murray said Mauresmo had told him to stop directing his frustration at his team during matches because it was distracting him from his play.

But he insisted it was not the reason they split.

"To say that is why we stopped working together is untrue," he added.

Murray has said he is not in a rush to replace Mauresmo, having added fellow Briton Jamie Delgado to his team in February, but has been linked with Ivan Lendl, who coached him to success at the US Open and Wimbledon.

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