Andy Murray: Ivan Wanted To Do Other Things, It’s A Shame, It’s The Best Part Of My Career [Video]
by Staff | March 20th, 2014, 6:26 pm

Andy Murray opened up today about the stunning end of his coaching relationship with Ivan Lendl. Under the tennis great, the gold at the London Olympics, 2012 US Open and Wimbledon last year, ending a 77-year-old drought for British men.

“We sat down after I finished in Indian Wells,” “Ivan wants to do other things. The time required I think to make a difference is more than he could offer right now. It’s a shame and it’s a tough one for me because this is the best part of my career.

“I have a lot to thank him for he made a huge difference to my game and also to my team. He’s been a big part of my life really so it’s tough.”

Murray says after Miami and then Davis Cup he’ll think about a new coaching hire. And Miami is not only where he has a second home but also where happens to be the defending champion.

The 26-year-old hasn’t won a title since 2013 Wimbledon, but he’s quick to remind people that he did have a “significant” surgery.

“I just keep working hard and hope to start to improve my results.”

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12 Comments for Andy Murray: Ivan Wanted To Do Other Things, It’s A Shame, It’s The Best Part Of My Career [Video]

Patson Says:

Stop using the phrase ‘It’s a shame’ Andy.

There is no shame for there is none to blame,
Ivan is just a name, which has with it some fame,
He came to tame your game, and you’r no longer lame,
Even with him gone, it’s all the same
Maim the doubts, lay your claim
Show the world, the Andy Murray flame

(William Patson Shakespeare)

TGIT Says:

Well, we will see if the flame burns during the next few weeks as the defending points of Murray are up for grabs. I think he can do it he is the most surprising of the big 4 in that he can win when we think it is over and lose when you think he’s got it in the bag.

Brando Says:



MMT Says:

Bravo, Patson.

harry Says:

Patson ;)

Perfect fan Says:

woooooooohh….didn’t knew, we have such a talent amongst us posters. good one patson….very creative, i must say. :)

metan Says:

Patson. 👍👍👍👍👍👍
Cheers for Andy and all his fans here!

Colin Says:

Sorry to shoot down the doggerel, but I don’t think Andy meant anyone should feel shamed, merely that it’s a bit sad things turned out this way.

Margot Says:

I agree with Colin. Andy said he was “gutted.” That means “sad.”
Shame, according to Chambers Dictionary : a regrettable or disappointing even or situation.
Sure is :(

Margot Says:

correction button needed: “disappointing event or situation.”

Patson Says:

While I understand what he meant by the phrase, I just feel he uses it too much.

Thanks to all who appreciated the mumbo-jumbo i made up :)

Okiegal Says:

Any rumors of a coach he is considering?

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