Andy Murray reunites with coach Ivan Lendl for the first time since 2017 

Murray rose to the World No.1 ranking while he was working with the Czechoslovakian coach.

Andy Murray in action. (Twitter: @the_LTA)

British-ace Andy Murray has reunited with his Czechoslovakian coach Ivan Lendl for the first time since splitting in November 2017. His manager announced that the pair have agreed to return for future tours and will work together for the next few months. The first saw Murray largely being benefitted as he went on to clinch three Grand Slam singles trophies and two consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016. It also made him the only singles tennis player to secure more than one medal at the Olympics. 

“I have great respect for what Andy is trying to accomplish and want to try to help him as much as I can,” Lendl told Associated Press in a text message. 

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Andy Murray-Ivan Lendl’s future plans 

The pair is expected to hold a training block in the United States after the Miami Open hard-court tournament, which ends on April 3. However, while the tennis action will shift its focus to the Frech Open which is scheduled to run from May 22 to June 5, Murray will be focused on preparing for grass-court action at the Wimbledon slated to get underway from June 27. 

The British-ace also plans to hire another coach who can be a part of his coaching staff and travel alongside him and Lendl. He is currently ranked 84th and has an 8-6 record in 2022, with losses in his second matches at each of his past four tournaments, including the Australian Open in January.

Murray broke into top-100 rankings for the first time since 2018 and proved that he has still got it all in his first round display at the Rotterdam Open. The former World No.1 displayed grit and brilliant court coverage to outclass his opponent and World No. 31 Alexander Bublik 7-6(6), 6-4 to reach the second round of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

“There were some tough moments in the first set for both of us,” said wild card Murray after the match. “I just managed to come through at the end of it. Some great returns off some big second serves from him at the end and I did a good job. It’s not easy playing against someone like that, huge serves, a lot of drop shots and you’ve got to keep your focus and I did that well tonight.”

His last appearance came at the Dubai Tennis Championships where he lost to Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner in the Round of 16. 

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