Andy Murray and  coach Amelie Mauresmo during a practice session at the Aegon Championships  at the Queen’s Club in west London last week. Photograph: Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray’s recent cold shoulder to tennis orthodoxy was not out of character. As a teenager he folded his tent in Britain to take his tennis to the(...)

Amelie Mauresmo has been appointed as Andy Murray’s new coach.  Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has appointed Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.The Scot split with former coach Ivan Lendl in March after a successful (...)

 Andy Murray  reacts during his men’s semi-final  against Rafael Nadal  at Roland Garros in Paris, France. Photo:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal walked all over Andy Murray in the blazing sun yesterday on his way to tomorrow’s final of the French Open, where he must beat Novak Djo(...)

Andy Murray: “I have very high expectations of myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to play well at these events. These are the tournaments that drive me to train.” Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

At the start of this French Open, one name was consistently ignored in discussions about who might emerge as champion: Andy Murray. The Scot, s(...)

Andy Murray celebrates victory in his men’s singles match against Marinko Matosevic of Australia on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If Fred Perry were alive, it is not inconceivable his name would be added to the growing list of supposed candidates to coach Andy Murray. At the time(...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men’s singles match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan on day three of the French Open at Roland Garrosin Paris, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Through wind, gloom and a little uncertainty Andy Murray moved on in his return to the French Open, from Andrey Golubev, a bookish Russian-born free-(...)

 Andy Murray serves during his men’s singles match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Andy Murray won a scrappy contest against Andrey Golubev in four sets to mark his return to the French Open.The Wimbledon champion began well but got (...)

 Andy Murray  runs for a ball in front of coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session ahead of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Andy Murray has split with his coach Ivan Lendl and has no immediate plans to replace him. Britain’s number one has rearranged his summer sche(...)

Andy Murray with coach Ivan Lendl in Melbourne for the Australian Open. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

There are plenty quirks in the education game but among the most risible must be teachers taking credit for bright pupils. Teaching the gifted is a pi(...)

 Andy Murray is overcome with emotion after beating Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA.

It wasn’t so much a long English summer as 77 years of arid weeks in June and July that were initially an irritant, became a joke and in small steps t(...)