Andy Murray will work alongside Ivan Lendl for the third time in his career with the 61-year-old eight-time Grand Slam winner set to help the Scot try to regain some of his old form ahead of the grass season this season. summer
By Raz Mirza
Last update: 22/03/04 00:33
Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have reunited for the third time with the pair ready to work together in preparation for the grass-court season.
Lendl first worked alongside Murray from late 2011 until 2014 when they enjoyed a successful partnership.
He led the former British No. 1 to his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2012 before Murray won his maiden Wimbledon title a year later.
Eight-time Grand Slam winner Lendl returned to Murray’s side in 2016 when he guided the Scot to his second Wimbledon crown and year-end world No. 1 for the first time in his career. career.
They parted ways for the second time at the end of 2017, but after five years the former Czech world number 1 will return to working with Murray, 34, over the next few months.
It is understood that they will spend several weeks together in the United States after the Miami Open on an extended training block, where Murray and the team will prepare for the grass-court season.
Murray, who has already confirmed he will miss the clay season but has underlined his determination to play at Wimbledon, will also aim to appoint an additional coach, who will travel and work under Lendl.
Lendl won eight Grand Slam finals and spent 270 weeks at number one.
Murray had lost in his first four Grand Slam finals until he teamed up with the legendary Lendl.
He helped develop Murray’s mental toughness – which the Scot showed by beating Novak Djokovic to win the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013.
Murray won three Grand Slam titles and reached world No. 1.
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Murray needs to get fit but will be motivated to do well on grass, especially at Wimbledon this summer, says Barry Cowan
Murray received a wild card for the Indian Wells tournament this month.
The Indian Wells main draw begins March 10 and ends March 20 with the Miami Open opening the following day.
The first grass court events take place the week of June 6 with Murray committed to play at the Stuttgart Open.
If fit, Murray will almost certainly enter Queen’s Club the following week and Eastbourne following before Wimbledon begins on Monday June 27.
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