Andy Murray separated from coach Ivan Lendl after a grueling season. Murray, 36, won all three of his Grand Slam titles during his first two periods with Lendl. They reunited in March last year. Despite Murray returning to the top 50 after battling hip problems, he didn’t achieve the desired results, especially at the major tournaments.
Murray said, “Ivan has been by my side at the biggest moments in my career and I can’t thank him enough for all that he’s helped me achieve.” He added, “He’s a unique character who understands what it takes to win and I’ve learnt an awful lot over the years from him.”
Murray clinched two Wimbledon titles, the 2012 US Open, and two Olympic gold medals while working with Lendl. However, Lendl’s reluctance to travel from his home in the US has been a problem.
“I will look back with some great memories of the time Andy and I worked together,” said Lendl, an eight-time Grand Slam champion.
Murray, ranked 42nd in the world, recently suffered a defeat against Australia’s Alex de Minaur at the Paris Masters. Despite holding a match point, he is “not enjoying” his tennis. However, he will join Britain’s Davis Cup team for the quarter-final against Serbia in Malaga. Murray will begin next season at the Brisbane International.
He will continue to work with Mark Hilton and Jonny O’Mara.