Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Andy Murray splits with Ivan Lendl in shock move

Andy Murray splits with Ivan Lendl in shock move

However, the duo have chose to part ways again as Murray plots his comeback from his hip injury, the three-time Grand Slam champion claiming the split was mutually agreed.

Czech-born Lendl won 94 singles titles during his 16-year professional playing career, including eight grand slam triumphs.

"I'm thankful to Ivan for all his help and guidance over the years", Murray said in the statement on his site. For now at least former British Davis Cup player Jamie Delgado will be in sole charge of the coaching.

He will continue to work with USTA Player Development and said: "I wish Andy well going forward. We had a great run and a lot of fun", the 57-year-old said. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

The split, regardless of how amicable, caps a year to forget for Murray.

Murray was then coached by Amelie Mauresmo before turning back to Lendl in 2016, winning his second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold and becoming world number one that year.

In 2013, he would miss the French Open with a back injury, and after helping GB into the World Group in September, he underwent surgery, returning in 2014 to reach the quarter-finals at the Australian and US Opens and at Wimbledon, and the semis at Roland Garros.

Andy Murray was coached by Lendl from 2011-14 before he rejoined his team in June a year ago, helping Murray capture his second Wimbledon title.

A hip problem ruined his Wimbledon defence and forced him out of the US Open, while he was unable to defend his ATP Finals crown in London.

"It is hard. That's why, for me, having Jamie Delgado with me who is able to commit 35, 40 weeks of the year is very important".

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