Andy Murray: It’s Been Very Beneficial Having Lendl Around, I’ve Learned A Lot Already

by Tom Gainey | March 28th, 2012, 12:22 pm

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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4 Comments for Andy Murray: It’s Been Very Beneficial Having Lendl Around, I’ve Learned A Lot Already

Steve 27 Says:

Murray I want you to beat the Clown in Wimbledon.
I hope you do!

Ajet Says:


I want Murray wins Wimbledon!

bstevens Says:

Lendl lost his first 4 slam finals. Agassi lost his first 3. So there is still time for the Scot! (If he can just play aggressively and hold it together mentally when it really matters)

Colin Says:

I haven’t checked this, but one of the commentators said,in all previous meetings of Andy and Janko,the winner of the first set went on to take the match. By bucking this trend, Murray displayed an improvement in his mental approach.
I am quite optimistic about his chances with Rafa, though I wish Miami wasn’t so windy.

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