Tennis - Murray defends coach Mauresmo

British tennis player Andy Murray of the Manila Mavericks reacts after losing a point to Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Manila on November 28, 2014. Cilic won 6-5. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
British tennis player Andy Murray of the Manila Mavericks reacts after losing a point to Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Manila on November 28, 2014. Cilic won 6-5. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)

- Andy Murray has defended coach Amelie Mauresmo after former British number one Tim Henman said the Scot had not been "playing the right way" recently, questioning the partnership.

Henman claimed earlier this month that double Grand Slam winner Murray, who has slipped to sixth in the world rankings, was letting his opponents dictate matches and needed to play more offensively.

"(It's) certainly not true, her telling me to play defensively, so I don't agree with that," former world number two Murray told reporters in Manila.

He said Mauresmo always tells him to play "aggressively".

"That's the sort of mindset and style that I want to play," the 27-year-old added.

AFP