Andy Murray says his coaching change to Ivan Lendl in 2012 has been paying off. Murray talked about Lendl’s influence after a straight set win yesterday over Gilles Simon at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami.
“It’s been very beneficial having him around the last few months,” Murray said. “I’ve learned a lot already, and hopefully will keep learning.
“He was very good at, I guess, kind of putting himself in my head and seeing how I was seeing things. He asked a lot of questions compared with a lot of the coaches that I worked with before.”
Murray is also hoping to follow in Lendl’s footsteps by winning his first Slam after a string of losses in the finals.
“Yeah, being in those positions and having someone to talk to about that would help,” Murray added. “But, you know, some people again, because he won eight slams or whatever afterwards, he could easily have, you know, been sometimes guys come across as a bit patronizing, and he’s just not been like that at all.
He’s been very, very positive and upbeat about everything. Been very open about talking about emotions that he had at certain stages of his career and certain matches.”
This afternoon Murray meets Janko Tipsarevic for a spot in the Miami semifinals.
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