Andy Murray will be teaming up again with former coach Ivan Lendl after the duo parted ways back in 2014.
The second seed of French Open 2016 recently broke his partnership with Amelie Mauresmo before the tournament, where he worked with his assistant coach Jamie Delgado. The British tennis star reached the finals of Roland Garros for the first time in his career, but was defeated by number one seed, Novak Djokovic.
Mauresmo and Murray reportedly broke off their coaching partnership because Mauresmo said that she found it hard to keep up with Murray’s behavior on court, which was different from real life.
Andy Murray posted on his official site on June 12, 2016 that Lendl will be joining his team again from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club
Ivan Lendl became Murray’s coach in 2012 and received good feedback for his coaching abilities. The 29-year-old went on to grab his first two Grand Slam wins in the US Open 2012 and Wimbledon 2013, both against Novak Djokovic. The two ended their 2-year coaching partnership contract on March 19, 2014.
Since the two ended their partnership, Murray was unable to beat Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Lendl said that he and Murray have always stayed in contact even after the end of their coaching partnership and that it would be fun to be part of Murray’s team again.
The two are seemingly focused on dethroning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Murray recently said on Aegon Championships TV that his main goal is to win major events, and to do that, he will have to get past Novak.
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