British tennis star one Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl, that was the second their split. The athletes said goodbye to each other by “mutual agreement”, BBC reported.
The brightest tennis player Andy Murray made the decision to split with 57-year-old Ivan Lendl, the coach who helped the Scot to win two Grand Slams (Wimbledon, the US Open) and Olympic gold during two years, from 2012 to 2014 when the athletes worked together. “I’m thankful to Ivan for his help and guidance over the years,” Murray commented.
After the first split with Lendl in 2013, Andy was then coached by Amelie Mauresmo, in 2016, he turned back to Ivan, did his best and showed amazing results. During last two years, Mr Murray is winning his second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold and becoming 2016 world number one.
Commenting the recent split, Andy said that he is thankful to Ivan for his help and guidance over the years.
“We’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team. My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing,”
Current status of Murray’s career
Ivan Lendl wished Andy well, the ex-coach knows that Murray’s only task now is recovering from the hip trauma and fully understands athlete’s mood.
‘We had a great run and a lot of fun,’
said Mr Lendl about the years of working with gifted Scot.
Murray has been recovering from a hip injury, and his last competitive match was a Wimbledon quarter-final defeat by Sam Querrey in July. the charity match against Roger Federer in November wasn’t too successful. After losing 6-3 3-6 10-6, Murray said he “hoped” to return to competition at the Brisbane International in January, just two weeks before the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2018, which gets under way on 15 January.
Tim Henman, another British No 1, commented the split:
‘It’s not a surprise for me. They’ve had a massive amount of success together and I’m sure Andy and the whole team have learnt an enormous amount from Ivan. They never actually saw a great deal of each other and I think right now the focus and attention is on Andy’s hip and getting healthy again. He’s got a great team in place.’