PLAYER NEWS 2014
Murray, Lendl End Coaching Relationship
by Press Release|
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announced today that they have mutually agreed to end their two-year coaching relationship.
The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought a US Open title, a Wimbledon Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal.
"Working with Andy over the past two years has been a fantastic experience for me", said Lendl. "He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward, including playing more events around the world, which I am really enjoying. I will always be in Andy's corner and wish him nothing but great success as he too goes into a new phase of his career."
Murray, who is returning from back surgery and preparing to defend his title in Miami, said “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here.”
Murray will lead Great Britain in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup next month against Italy.
Lendl has recently played exhibitions in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Charlotte and London. He has also been giving clinics in the Canary Islands as well as opening new courts in Bluffton, SC at the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy.