The French ex-tennis player Amélie Mauresmo will next season the French youth talent Lucas Pouille coaching. Earlier, Mauresmo, however, committed to team captain of France for the Davis Cup. So confirm the entourage of Pouille and the French tennis federation (FFT) officially.
“Luke has decided to work with Amélie Mauresmo for the upcoming season,” confirms the entourage of the 24-year-old Pouille. In march of this year, Pouille still on the 10th place in the world rankings, but after a difficult period, the young Frenchman dropped to the 32nd place. The 39-year-old Mauresmo won in her career with two grand slam titles, Wimbledon and the Australian Open (both times on Sunday she beat Justine Henin in the final), and was vice-olympic champion in 2004 at the olympics in Athens.
“I am very happy. Her experience as a player and as a coach will help me my goals. I am convinced that we have a lot to do with will,” responds Pouille ambitious.
In June it became known that Mauresmo from 2019 Yannick Noah would succeed as captain of the French team for the Davis Cup. Now she’s coach of Pouille, ‘Momo’, this role is not more. The French tennis federation FFT declares in an official statement that they go looking for a new candidate.