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Murray nets a mother of a win

Updated: 2015-08-18 08:04
By Agence France-Presse in Montreal (China Daily)

Murray nets a mother of a win

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament final at Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Canada, Aug 15, 2015. [Photo/Agencies] 

Scot vanquishes Djokovic hours after coach gives birth

Britain's Andy Murray celebrated both the end of a losing streak to Novak Djokovic and the birth of coach Amelie Mauresmo's child on Sunday at the ATP Montreal Masters.

Murray, an expectant father whose own child is due in February, beat world No 1 Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to earn his fourth title of the season after losing his last eight matches to the Serb, dating back more than two years.

The Scotsman, unique among top players in being coached by a woman, said he has seen a picture of his French mentor's baby.

"I don't know much detail because we just saw a picture of her and the baby this morning when we got up," said Murray. "I haven't spoken to her or anything since then. I'd imagine she's quite tired.

"Probably me and my tennis are the last thing on her mind just now, which is totally understandable. But I am glad she's OK and everything went well."

Murrray said that any decision Mauresmo might take on her coaching future will remain open through the rest of this year and possibly beyond.

"It doesn't change anything through the end of this year because we've had six months since we found out to plan and talk about things," Murray said of the baby's birth.

"Obviously I employed Jonas (Bjorkman, as assistant coach). He's going to be with me pretty much every event I play between now and the end of the year.

"When Amelie is ready to sit down and chat, then we'll see if she wants to continue doing the job or if she wants to stay at home. It's really up to her."

With Bjorkman watching from the player box, Murray turned in a fighting performance over three hours to finally beat Djokovic.

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