Murray hopes new Lendl partnership is a long one

Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:45am EDT
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article | Single Page
[-] Text [+]

By Alan Baldwin

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray has reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl as the world number two prepares for another tilt at the Wimbledon title.

The reformed partnership will start from Monday at the grasscourt Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, the Wimbledon warm-up event, with the Scot hoping it will be both successful and lasting.

"Provided everything’s good, it will hopefully go on for a long time," Murray said after announcing the move on Sunday.

Czech-born Lendl, 56, was world number one in the 1980s and won eight Grand Slam singles titles -- three French Opens, three U.S. Opens and two Australian Opens.

The two parted in March 2014 after two years during which Murray won the 2012 Olympic gold, the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2013 Wimbledon title.

Murray, who reached his first French Open final this month, has not added to his two grand slam titles since their separation.

"I think the most successful period of my career was while I was working with Ivan. I know what he can offer," he said.

"The experiences he had, I think psychologically he helped me in the major competitions and they're obviously the events I'm trying to win and am competing for.   Continued...

Andy Murray of Britain (L) trains with his coach Ivan Lendl on a practise court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 6, 2013.      REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett