“Ivan has been by my side through the biggest moments of my career and I can’t thank him enough for what he has helped me achieve. He’s a unique character who understands what it takes to win, and I’ve learned a lot from him over the years,” Murray said in a statement after ending their partnership that had lasted since last March.
According to the media, Czech tennis legend Lendl practically did not travel to tournaments with Murray except for Grand Slams. Although Murray reached his highest ranking this year since hip surgery in 2019 allowed him to continue his career, he fell short of his expectations. His best Grand Slam result this year was the 3rd round of the Australian Open.
“I will have great memories of working with Andy. He works hard like few others and the sport is better because of him. I wish him only the best for the future,” said the sixty-three-year-old Lendl.
The Ostrava native, who won eight Grand Slam titles in the 1980s, first coached Murray between 2011 and 2014. They joined forces for the second time in June 2016 and worked together until the end of 2017. During Lendl’s third tenure, Murray reached two finals, but his first title at He has not won an ATP Tour since 2019.
Currently, the 42nd ranked tennis player in the world will represent Great Britain at the Davis Cup final this year. He will be coached by Mark Hilton and Jonny O’Mara.