Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja thinks Andy Murray believing he can still win big and that's why he brought back Ivan Lendl to his coaching staff. Last week, Murray announced a shock reunion with coach Lendl. "My first reaction was that he still believes that he can be a champion," Corretja told Eurosport.
"Because otherwise you don't go back with your former coach, the one with which you achieved the most important tournament wins of your career. “I was very pleased, I was very happy and I was very surprised I have to say.
I think they believe in each other, both of them. Andy goes back to his old coach because he feels that ‘OK, he's the one that gave me everything I know and he is the one that took everything I had inside’."
Murray aims strong Grand Slam results
Lendl guided Murray to his first Grand Slam glory at the 2012 US Open. Murray was also coached by Lendl when he captured Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016. Also, Murray reached the No.
1 ranking for the first time in his career during his second stint with Lendl in 2016. Corretja thinks Lendl accepted the job only because he feels Murray is really determined to achieve more strong results. "And of course he wants to go there because he feels that Ivan gets the best out of his tennis, and Ivan accepting the role is because probably talking to Andy, he still feels that he's got some desire to still achieve something important.
Otherwise I don't see Lendl taking the plane to go back to a tournament if he doesn't feel that he can help Andy to achieve important things," Corretja added. “I'm not saying to keep maybe a high level for a long time but maybe to just make the last dance for Andy and that's why probably he's motivated about it."