Andy Murray splits with Ivan Lendl

The British champion interrupts his professional relationship with the former Czech star for the third time in his career

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray splits with Ivan Lendl
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Andy Murray splits with his super coach Ivan Lendl. The relationship between the Scottish champion and the former Czech champion broke down for the third time during his professional career. The 36-year-old from Glasgow has had a season of ups and downs.

The three challenger titles (Aix En Provence, Surbiton and Nottingham) and the newfound top 50 were not enough to keep the relationship between the two alive. The last period has certainly not been very brilliant for Murray.

Back among the top 50, the former number one has not had the same continuity in higher category tournaments. Defeats in the second round at Wimbledon and the US Open, combined with the last string of defeats before closing the season, contributed to the divorce between the two.

Now his team will consist of Johny O'Mara, Mark Hilton and Louis Cayer. Murray and Lendl have been a winning combination in past collaborations. Ivan's contribution meant a lot to the British tennis player, who managed to win 3 Slams (2 Wimbledon and 1 US Open) in the era of the Big 3, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, sneaking into a small club together with they called Fab 4.

Murray splits with Lendl but he has a dream

A few months ago Murray made it clear that the possibility of retirement was not yet in his plans at all, but rather he relaunched: "I would like to play another edition of the Olympic Games, because in my career I have had fantastic experiences in this event.

It has been special every time I have participated and thinking of being able to compete in them for the fifth time in my career, and perhaps the last, makes me very excited. It was very disappointing for me in Tokyo 2021 because just before the start of the tournament I got injured and decided to prioritize doubles.

We were very close to winning a medal, I remember we were up a set and a break in the quarter-finals, but we didn't take advantage of it," said the Scot. Murray should start his 2024 season from the Australian Swing.

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