August 19, 2022

Andy Murray is to unite with Ivan Lendl for a 3rd time, reforming the teaching partnership that introduced him the best success of his profession.

In an surprising transfer, the 34-year-old Scot is once more turning to the eight-time Main winner as he seeks to speed up what has been a frustratingly gradual stand up the rankings.

Murray, at the moment ranked 84 and enjoying with a metallic hip, first teamed up with Lendl at the beginning of 2012 as one of many earliest examples of a giant identify former participant turning to teaching, which very a lot began a pattern.

Andy Murray is to unite with Czech-American coach Ivan Lendl for the third time in his profession

Lendl (left) helped Murray (right) win Olympic gold before his first Wimbledon triumph

Lendl (left) helped Murray (proper) win Olympic gold earlier than his first Wimbledon triumph

It shortly paid dividends, with Murray successful the 2012 Olympic gold, adopted by the US Open. They have been nonetheless collectively when he received his first Wimbledon in 2013.

Their first cut up got here in March 2014, with the Czech-American tiring of travelling and Murray having had again surgical procedure within the autumn following his triumph at SW19. They reunited within the early summer season of 2016 and shortly afterwards he received his second title on the All England Membership.

Worn down by continuous hip issues that first emerged in Could 2017, they then cut up once more on the finish of that yr. Since then Murray’s profession has been a wrestle as he has had a metallic cap inserted within the injured space.

Nevertheless, no person has made extra of successful at enjoying below that handicap in singles tennis, and he managed to win the ATP occasion in Antwerp in late 2019.

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Murray has had an honest smattering of prime 30 wins, however with nothing just like the regularity of his early profession, and his recreation has lacked consistency.

The two will start working together again in April as Murray looks to rise back up the rankings

The 2 will begin working collectively once more in April as Murray seems to be to rise again up the rankings

The 2 will begin working collectively once more in April, following the forthcoming Masters stage occasions at Indian Wells and Miami, with the participant having elected to skip the clay courtroom season.

A spokesman for Murray stated: ‘They are going to spend a number of weeks collectively within the US after the Miami event on an prolonged coaching block, the place Andy and the staff will prepare for the grass season. Andy may also look to nominate a further coach, who will journey with him and work intently with Ivan.’

Not too long ago the Scot has admitted his frustration at his lack of progress, and that he was struggling to comprise his feelings on the courtroom. He was working in Dubai with previous buddy and former coach Dani Vallverdu, on mortgage from Stan Wawrinka.

Lendl has saved a comparatively low profile in latest seasons, working with American junior gamers in Florida and has hardly ever been seen on the tour, even earlier than the pandemic.