Eight times Grand Slam Champion Ivan Lendl will become Andy Murray’s new full-time coach.
Murray is still looking for a Grand Slam title and he will hope that the co-operation with Lendl will bring some positive results. Lendl lost his first four Grand Slam finals, before winning eight and become one of the greatest tennis players in history.
There are a few similarities when it comes to Lendl and Murray. Just like Lendl, Murray also lost his first three Grand Slam finals and now at the age of 24, he is the same age as Lendl was when he won his first Grand Slam. And Murray is just as hard working as Ivan was.
‘I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Andy. He is a unique talent and I look forward to trying to help him reach his goals.’ said Lendl.
Lendl, despite not having coached anyone in the past, knows how to be no.1 and beat the best in the game. He held the no.1 ranking for 270 weeks (only Sampras and Federer managed to stay longer at the top spot).
Murray will start working with Lendl straigh away and will hope to be physically and mentally fit just before the start of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.
The British no.1 was coached by Darren Cahill, Alex Corretja and Brad Gilbert in the past.