Andy Murray announces split from long-time coach
As Andy Murray prepares for the 2022 he has shaken up his team by parting company with his coach Jamie Delgado.
The former world number one ended his 2021 competitive season at the ATP 250 Stockholm Open, losing to eventual champion Tommy Paul in the quarter-finals.
Now, as Murray prepares for an exhibition event as part of his pre-season for 2022, the Brit has revealed that he and coach Jamie Delgado are parting ways.
Delgado joined Murray’s team in February 2016, going on to win Wimbledon that year, his third Slam title and second on the grass, before reaching world number one for the very first time at season’s end.
Delgado then took over from Ivan Lendl as full-time coach for Murray in late 2017.
As a replacement, Murray has been trialling with German Jan de Witt at the National Tennis Centre in London.
De Witt has coached Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon and Nikoloz Basilashvili in the past.
The German will join Murray next week in Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
There, the 34-year-old will take on 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem on 16th December as part of the exhibition event.
Murray joins fellow British Major winner Emma Raducanu, who will play Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic that same day in the women’s event.
From here, Delgado looks to be joining forces with Canadian star Denis Shapovalov, according to the BBC.
The 22-year-old world number 14 secured his biggest Slam result to date this year by reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
On the way there he defeated Murray in straight sets in the third round. Shapovalov will also be competing in Abu Dhabi next week.
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