Former World No.1 Andy Murray has split up with longtime coach Jamie Delgado. He will be working with German coach Jan De Witt at the upcoming Mubadala World Tennis Championships, a not-ATP affiliated exhibition event held in Dubai.
Meanwhile, Delgado will be joining the entourage of Canadian Dennis Shapovalov, who had served Murray with a resounding defeat in the third round of Wimbledon this year.
Wimbledon & World No. 1 – Delgado’s influence on Murray
Jamie Delgado is a British former professional tennis player, currently working as a coach. He was a part of the British Davis Cup team, most recently in 2006. He holds the all-time male record for playing in consecutive Wimbledon tournaments, playing for the 23rd time in 2014 at the age of 37. Before joining Andy Murray’s team, Delgado coached Gilles Müller, and helped him climb for the outer 300s into the ATP Top 50.
In May of 2016, Murray appointed Jamie Delgado as an assistant coach, under the legendary Ivan Lendl. He took over the lead role after Lendl quit the second time in 2017. After joining his squad, Delgado led the Scotsman to a second victory at Wimbledon, the 2016 Tour Finals, and a year-end world no. 1 finish. He had also stuck by Murray’s side throughout his injury plagued days that led to two major operations. Having made his comeback this year, the 34-year-old is now ranked 134 in the world.
During the Swedish Open, Andy Murray had worked with Esteban Carril on a trial basis, but the partnership didn’t stick. Now, he will be starting a trial run with coach Jan De Witt, who has coached Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Tatsuma Ito, and Nikoloz Basilashvili. He also worked with Viktor Troicki in 2010 when he played for the Serbian Davis Cup team that won the title.
Meanwhile, Jamie Delgado will be working with world no. 14 Denis Shapovalov.