Andy Murray sprung a surprise on Sunday with the sudden announcement that he will be reuniting with coach Ivan Lendl until the end of Wimbledon.
The partnership will resume with immediate effect, starting this week at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club in West London.
This is despite Murray enjoying his best ever clay court season working with former British Davis Cup player Jamie Delgado, although Novak Djokovic was once again the roadblock in the French Open final.
Andy Murray is reuniting with his former coach Ivan Lendl ahead of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club
Neither Murray nor Lendl played down the possibility after the split from Amelie Mauresmo, although both suggested that logistical issues such as his dislike of travelling would likely be insurmountable.
Murray worked with Lendl from the start of 2012 until March 2014, and their successful partnership saw the Scot win Olympic Gold in the singles at London 2012, the US Open (2012) and the memorable Wimbledon victory in 2013.
He commented: ‘I had two very successful years working with Ivan, he’s single minded and knows what it takes to win the big events. I’m looking forward to Ivan joining the team again and helping me try and reach my goals.
‘Hopefully it will be for a long time, from my side. He’s coming over, he’ll be here for the tournament and it’s good for him to spend a bit of time with the rest of the team as well to see how things work out.
‘But provided everything’s good, it will hopefully go on for a long time. I think the most successful period of my career was while I was working with Ivan. I know what he can offer.
‘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. I hope he can bring that same experience and those same benefits that he did last time.’
Lendl is one of the most decorated players of all time, having won eight Grand Slam tournaments.
The Czech, who has had both hips replaced in the last two years and been working with some of America’s top juniors, said: ‘I enjoyed working with Andy in the past, we have always stayed in contact so it should be fun to be part of his team again.’
Lendl will work closely with full-time coach Delgado and his existing performance team.


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