Andy Murray parts ways with his coach Ivan Lendl
Andy Murray is parting ways with his coach Ivan Lendl who helped him win Wimbledon twice.
The British primary introduced the parting of ways on his official web site, describing the transfer as “mutual”.
Murray has gained all three of his grand slam crowns below the steerage of Lendl, profitable a second Wimbledon title within the second instalment of their partnership.
An injury-hit 2017 hindered their probabilities of additional success, although, with Murray ending his season early due to a hip drawback.
“I’m thankful to Ivan for all his help and guidance over the years, we’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team,” Murray mentioned in an announcement.
“My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing.”
That means Jamie Delgado will work even nearer with the 30-year-old.
He has been a everlasting fixture on Murray’s coach group since final yr – with Lendl on a extra part-time foundation – and he’ll seemingly be the person in Murray’s nook when the brand new season begins.
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The break up, no matter how amicable, caps a yr to overlook for Murray.
Having scaled so many heights in 2016, together with that Wimbledon win, Olympic gold and reaching primary on the planet, 2017 has yielded only one title.
That got here on the Dubai Tennis Championships in March, whereas his greatest slam efficiency was reaching the semi-finals of the French Open.
A hip drawback ruined his Wimbledon defence and compelled him out of the US Open, whereas he was unable to defend his ATP Finals crown in London.
“I wish Andy well going forward. We had a great run and a lot of fun,” mentioned Lendl, who has been extensively credited as one of many major keys to Murray’s top-level success.
Murray’s 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon titles got here below him and after they break up in 2014 he labored with Amelie Mauresmo earlier than reuniting with Lendl in 2016.
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He has been working at St George’s Park this week as he returns to health forward of the primary main of the brand new yr, the Australian Open.
“Andy will just be concentrating on getting healthy,” former British primary Greg Rusedski informed Sky Sports News.
“They have had a tremendous relationship, executed all of the issues and Ivan has actually helped him. But at this stage of his profession, Andy won’t be fearful about that. The battle is to be wholesome for 2018.
“He has Jamie Delgado with him who has been with him every week of the year. I think they have parted on very good terms.”