London | Murray reunites with Lendl

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Andy Murray’s search for a coach has led him back to Ivan Lendl, the man who helped him break his duck in grand slam finals by leading him to three majors and two Olympic Gold Medals as well as the No.1 ranking in the world.

there have been times when I have played well. I want to try and get my coaching situation sorted. Hopefully, that will help me get back my consistency as well Andy Murray

The Scot first joined forces with the former Czech-American No.1 and eight-time grand slam title holder in 2012 who, in the same year, helped him to his first major title at the US Open following Murrays four previous losses in grand slam finals.

After achieving success together, the pair then went their separate ways in 2014 as Murray replaced him with Amelie Mauresmo only to be re-united with Lendl in 2016.

The Brit then enjoyed the best season of his career as he won a total of nine titles in 2016 and also reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career. Also in 2016, Murray won his second Wimbledon title, the gold – his second – at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and his first title at the ATP Finals.

Murray and Lendl split in 2017 and since then Murray hasn’t had any notable results on the biggest stages with his most recent long-time coach Jamie Delgado, with whom he parted company at the end of last year replacing him with Jan de Witt on a trial basis.

That relationship didn’t blossom and they parted last January after Melbourne but 34-year-old Murray, despite all his setbacks caused by his hip-replacement, is still keen to make deep runs at the majors and has turned to the man who has an excellent track record with him.

“I have goals, and I believe I can play much better. Since I came back from the surgery, I have scored wins over Zverev, Berrettini, Hurkacz, Norrie, Alcaraz, and a number of players in the top 25in the world,” Murray said.

“I think I’ve beaten 12 or 13 of them. The consistency is not there and I’m certainly aware of that. But there have been times when I have played well. I want to try and get my coaching situation sorted. Hopefully, that will help me get back my consistency as well.”

Murray plans to skip the clay court season in order to prepare for Wimbledon and he will work with Lendl on an extended training block in April.

In announcing the plans, Murray’s team said Lendl’s return will be followed by the appointment of an additional coach who will travel with him to tournaments.

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