By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Friday, November 10, 2023
Andy Murray is committed to competing in 2024 with one significant difference.
Long-time coach Ivan Lendl won’t be in Murray’s box next season.
Two-time Olympic gold-medal champion Murray and Hall of Famer Lendl have split for the third time.
“Ivan has been by my side at the biggest moments in my career and I can’t thank him enough for all that he’s helped me achieve,” Murray said. “He’s a unique character, who understands what it takes to win and I’ve learnt an awful lot over the years from him.”
Together, the former world No. 1 pair forged one of the ATP’s most successful partnerships.
Under Lendl’s guidance, Murray captured his three Grand Slam titles, two Olympic gold medals, becoming the first man to successfully defend the singles gold medal, and seized the year-end ranking in 2016.
World No. 42 Murray reached the Doha final earlier this year continuing his captivating comeback from 2019 hip resurfacing surgery. Initially, Murray feared the hip surgery could end his career.
The 36-year-old Murray and Lendl initially worked together from January 2012 to March 2014, and then again from June 2016 through the 2017 season. Their most recent partnership resumed last season.
Murray is set to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup Finals later this month. Murray has signed on to start his 2024 season at the Brisbane International as a tune-up tournament for the 2024 Australian Open, starting January 14th, 2024.
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