‘I’m looking forward to it’ – Andy Murray explains reasonings behind Ivan Lendl reunion
Andy Murray revealed he re-appointed Ivan Lendl as his new coach because of the duo both believing he can “achieve great results” if he improves his consistency.
Earlier this month, three-time Grand Slam champion Murray announced that he will be re-hiring eight-time Slam great Lendl as his new coach.
After parting ways with long-term coach of five years Jamie Delgado and an unsuccessful trial period with Jan de Witt at the Australian Open, Murray had been on the search for a new trainer.
The British icon had also previously stressed the importance of making the appointment at this stage in his career.
There had been rumours he would appoint Marian Vajda after he split from 20-time Slam legend Novak Djokovic, although Murray opted for a tried-and-tested partnership instead.
In two separate spells, Lendl guided Murray to all three of his Major titles, two Olympic gold medals and the Year-End number one position.
Talking ahead of his opening Indian Wells Masters match, Murray said “it is about just getting back to playing better tennis really.
“I have had some good results over the last couple of years but the consistency of them has been poor and that is because my level of tennis I am playing hasn’t been that high.
“I trust a lot in what Ivan [Lendl] says. We obviously had some excellent results together in the past. It means a lot to me that he is still willing to help me and believes that I can achieve great results. I trust him in that, too. I still feel like it is possible,” the Brit expressed.
“If he didn’t believe that, I don’t think he would work with me, and I think he would tell me. So, I am looking forward to it.”
Murray also outlined his plans for the next few months and how Lendl will form a key part of his plans. He said “I hope there are better results ahead.
“In the short term, after the Miami tournament I will spend a large portion of time in Orlando, training there, close to where he is based at Vero Beach (Florida).
“I will spend a few weeks there and then potentially go up and play a few tournaments. Then go back to Orlando for more training with him.
“Hopefully have him around at some of the tournaments throughout the summer as well and training, too, post-Wimbledon.
“We will see exactly how long it will be. Certainly in the short term we will get to spend a lot of time together,” he concluded.
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