Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has ended his two-year partnership with coach Ivan Lendl by mutual consent.
Murray appointed eight-time Grand Slam winner Lendl, 54, as his coach in December 2011, and went on to win the Olympic gold (at the London 2012 Games), the US Open (also in 2012) and Wimbledon (in 2013). Lendl helped Murray develop into a top class tennis player and a champion alongside the influence of the latter’s mother, Judy Murray.
“I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far,” said Murray.
“As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here”.
The Scot is presently preparing to defend his Wimbledon title in Miammi on his return from a back surgery.
Lendl said: “Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world.”