Andy Murray dedicates win to coach Amelie Mauresmo after birth of first child
Andy Murray has dedicated a win to his coach Amélie Mauresmo – after she welcomed her first child with her female partner.
The French player – who has served as head coach to the UK’s top player Andy Murray since 2014 – is taking time out from training for maternity leave to welcome her first child with her partner.
Mauresmo, who was previously the world #1 ranked female player, came out as a lesbian in 1999.
As Murray succeeded over rival Novak Djokovic at the Montreal Masters, he dedicated the win to Mauresmo – confirming that she had given birth to a baby boy.
He said: “I’m not sure she would have stay up to watch… but Amélie, this one’s for you.”
He added of the baby: “I don’t know much detail because, yeah, we just saw a picture of her and the baby this morning when we got up. I haven’t spoken to her or anything.
“I would imagine she’s quite tired. Probably me and my tennis are the last thing on her mind just now, which is totally understandable!”
He is continuing to dominate on the court despite his coach’s maternity leave, beating Djokovic 6-4 4-6 6-3.
The tennis pro is now ranked #2 in men’s tennis singles – passing Roger Federer but still sitting behind Djokovic.