Andy Murray enlists the help of Ivan Lendl as a coach.
Andy Murray has rehired Ivan Lendl as his coach, nearly four a long time after the two confined ways for the diminutive time. Murray’s ace uncovered on Friday that the 34-year-old Scot and Lendl have concurred to work together once more interior the coming months.
Murray, the only tennis player to win more than one Summer Games singles title, won three Grand Slam singles titles and two straight Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016. In a text message to The Associated Press, Lendl added, “I have great respect for what Andy is attempting to accomplish and want to try to help him as much as I can.”
After the Miami Open hard-court competition, which ends on April 3, the two guys aim to have a training block in the United States for many weeks. Murray will prepare for the grass season as the tennis tour heads to Europe for the clay circuit, which culminates in the French Open from May 22 to June 5. On June 27, Wimbledon will begin.
Murray also plans to employ a second coach to work with Lendl and accompany him on his travels. He is presently rated 84th in the world and has an 8-6 record in 2022, losing in his second match in each of his last four tournaments, including the Australian Open in January.
Murray has had a number of ailments in recent years, the most significant of which was serious hip problems that necessitated two surgery. In 2019, he underwent hip resurfacing surgery. On the court, he has had the most success with Lendl, who has won eight Grand Slam titles as a player in his corner.
That includes the 2013 Wimbledon victory, which became Murray the first British man to win the singles event at the All England Club in 77 years. Lendl had previously guided Murray to victory in the 2012 U.S. Open. They split up in 2014 before reconnecting in 2016, only a month before Murray won his second Wimbledon championship.
Murray moreover come to No. 1 within the ATP rankings amid his time with Lendl, to begin with doing so in November 2016. In November 2017, they ceased to collaborate once more. Murray has too been instructed by Amelie Mauresmo, Brad Gilbert, and Jamie Delgado over the a long time.