Ivan Lendl is the picture of serenity after being able to get to Andy Murray the first Grand Slam title. A success that comes from far away and that was the result of a long process:
"I feel very flattered when people say that I have really helped Andy to win the U.S. Open, but it's all about him. He is the one who has worked hard and has won matches. Would have won the title the same if I had not been there? Maybe or maybe not, or maybe he would have won even more. We'll never know, I'm very happy to be next to him in the conquest of Flushing Meadows and Olympic medal. I was convinced that Andy would have won a Grand Slam because it was unthinkable that a player of his talent fails. He was very good and quick to learn from defeats. "
The Czech is clear about the features you need to become a champion and does not share the idea that talefnt is a gift that comes “from above”, "Nothing is given to you by God, comes all the hard work. Andy has worked so much to have good hands when makes shots on goal. The same goes for players like McEnroe or Federer. They hit millions of balls before appearing on the circuit. That’s why I say that it is God who gives you the talent. "
We then move on to the debate on next year and the number 1 position occupied by Federer since 300 weeks: "I do not see why Andy should not play another great season in 2013.
I've never been a fan of numbers, I’m more interested in Major victory because then the conquest of the number 1 is a consequence. Being number one is an honor and many props to Roger that he is since 300 weeks. To become a champion like this is necessary to be very consistent throughout the year. Andy can win again many Slam titles . "
The last commitment to Lendl will be the Masters of London and then he will fly to America to perform physical training: "I look forward to working with Andy in America. We started working 10 days after the Australian Open, and then in 2011 not we have been able to do the winter training together. "