On This Day in 2017 – Andy Murray splits from coach Ivan Lendl for second time

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Andy Murray ended his successful partnership with coach Ivan Lendl for the second time in a move the Scot described as “mutual”.

Murray has won all three of his grand slam crowns under the guidance of Lendl, winning a second Wimbledon title in the second instalment of their partnership.

An injury-hit 2017 hindered their chances of further success, though, with Murray ending his season with three months still to run because of a hip problem.

Wimbledon 2017 – Middle Sunday Practice – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Andy Murray endured a year to forget in 2017 (Steve Paston/PA)

“I’m thankful to Ivan for all his help and guidance over the years, we’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team,” Murray said in a statement.

“My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing.”

Murray had endured a year to forget in 2017, winning just one title in Dubai, but being hampered by a hip injury that forced him out of both the US Open and the season-ending ATP Tour finals.

“I wish Andy well going forward. We had a great run and a lot of fun,” said Lendl, who was widely credited as one of the main factors behind Murray’s top-level success.

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