Lucas Pouille: Amelie Mauresmo will help me to achieve my goals
Lucas Pouille is confident his “new collaboration” with Amelie Mauresmo will see him improve as a player.
The French Tennis Federation revealed in June this year that Mauresmo would become the first female to coach the Davis Cup team, replacing Yannick Noah at the helm, but they were forced to make a U-Turn last week after the two-time Grand Slam winner opted not to take up the position.
Mauresmo instead accepted a position on Pouille’s coaching staff.
“(Amelie Mauresmo) has accepted this challenge and renounces the position of captain of the Davis Cup France team to carry out this mission,” a statement said.
“The French Tennis Federation supports and encourages this project which serves the interests of French tennis.”
Pouille is confident he will achieve “great things” with Mauresmo, who was Marion Bartoli’s mentor when her fellow Frenchwoman won Wimbledon in 2013 while she also coached Andy Murray from 2014-2016.
“I am very happy to start my new collaboration with @AmeMauresmo! Her experience as a player and coach can help me achieve my goals,” the 24-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“I’m sure we’re going to do great things together.”
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