Andy Murray confirms split with long-time coach Jamie Delgado

Jamie Delgado and Andy Murray

Andy Murray has split with his long-term coach Jamie Delgado ahead of the 2022 season, in a move that is not entirely unexpected.

Delgado has been in Murray’s team since 2016, helping him to a second Wimbledon title and the world No.1 spot in the same year.

He took over as the main coach from Ivan Lendl in 2017, though much of his time with the Scot has been spent rehabbing, with Murray’s career derailed by hip injuries.

He has now left Murray’s team to go and work with Canadian Denis Shapovalov, with the move seemingly in the making for some time as Murray had already confirmed he was looking to work with a new coach in 2022 after a trial with Esteban Carril at a tournament in Stockholm last month.

Murray will now work with German coach Jan De Witt at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi next week as he prepares for next month’s Australian Open.

The Scot, will play Dominic Thiem at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, with a match against old rival Rafael Nadal on the agenda if he beats Thiem.

De Witt counts Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Tatsuma Ito, Nikoloz Basilashvili and Viktor Troicki as former players he has worked with.

British number one Emma Raducanu is also in action at the event in Abu Dhabi.