Andy Murray has reassigned Ivan Lendl as his coach, nearly four years after the two parted ways for the second time. Murray’s agent revealed on Friday that the 34-year-old Scot and Lendl have decided to work together again in the coming months.
Since his departure from Jamie Delgado in December, Murray has been looking for a new coach. Murray, the only tennis player with more than one Summer Games singles title, won three Grand Slam singles titles and two straight Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016.
It is not yet known how much Lendl will travel with Murray but the 34-year-old will stay in the US after this month’s tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami for an extended training block. Following the Miami Open hard-court tournament, which concludes on April 3, the two guys aim to have a training schedule in the United States for many weeks.
Murray will train 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 has already stated that he will forego the clay season in order to focus completely on the grass-court events.
“Lendl will bring a bit more calm to Murray about what he wants to achieve.” former professional tennis player Barry Cowan told to we love tennis. And it holds true because Murray has always produces his greatest results while training with Lendl.
Murray has had a number of injuries in recent times, the most significant of which was serious hip ailments 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 also reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings during his time with Lendl, initially doing so in November 2016. In November 2017, they ceased to collaborate once more.
What lies ahead for Andy Murray
Murray, who is one of the most successful players in tennis, is still trying to make a good comeback on the tennis court after being away from it due to injuries. He hasn’t been able to match up to the level of tennis he has previously played, barely going past the round of 32 in any tournament he played this year. However, he managed to play the finals at the beginning of the season at the Sydney International.
The Scot’s body has maintained well since last season, which is great news. At the very least, he’s back in the top 100 – he’s currently ranked 84. Murray will be hoping that Lendl can once again bring out the best in him and aid him to return to the top of the game while avoiding overdoing things physically, which was a significant concern during their previous stints together.