Andy Murray announced today that he and former coach Ivan Lendl have reunited.
“I had two very successful years working with Ivan, he’s single minded and knows what it takes to win the big events. I’m looking forward to Ivan joining the team again and helping me try and reach my goals,” Murray posted on his website.
“I enjoyed working with Andy in the past,” said Lendl who will continue to work with the USTA. “Andy and I have always stayed in contact so it should be fun to be part of his team again.”
Under Lendl, Murray won both his Grand Slam titles and also the Olympic gold.
“I think the most successful period of my career was while I was working with Ivan,” Murray said. “I know what he can offer. The experiences he had I think psychologically he helped me in the major competitions and they’re obviously the events I’m trying to win and am competing for. I hope he can bring that same experience and those same benefits that he did last time.”
Tomas Berdych tried to hire Lendl 18 months ago but the bid was unsuccessful.
Lendl will join Murray this week at Queen’s.
“Well hopefully it will be for a long time, from my side,” Murray said of the coaching duration. “He’s coming over, he’ll be here for the tournament and it’s good for him to spend a bit of time with the rest of the team as well to see how things work out. But provided everything’s good, it will hopefully go on for a long time.
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