Andy Murray splits from coach Lendl - again

Andy Murray splits from coach Lendl - again

Andy Murray splits from coach Lendl - again

Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have both chose to end their partnership for a second time as the former world No.1 prepares to make his tennis comeback in Brisbane late next month.

Murray intends to be ready for the start of next season in January, when the Australian Open is played, saying Friday: "My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing".

Murray has won three Grand Slam titles, two Olympic Golds and become world number one in his two spells with Lendl.

Although Murray has always refused to reveal the exact nature of his hip problem, he says he has been advised that rest and treatment rather than surgery can restore him to full health.

Henman believes that there is a replacement coach for Murray in his team already, someone who is experienced with his history and his injuries he has suffered this year - his name, Jamie Delgado.

The pair first linked up between 2012 and 2014, during which time the Scot triumphed at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Olympics.

Lendl has many qualities and was clearly the key figure in turning him into a Grand Slam champion, but would he have been the man to nurse Murray through what is likely to be a very challenging time?

That means Jamie Delgado will work even closer with the 30-year-old.

"I wish Andy well going forward", Lendl said.

Lendl agreed the partnership had seemingly run its course.

"It's been well documented that Andy has been having a tough time with his hip but he had a great couple of periods with Lendl and I think it's more about focusing on the positives and the things the whole team has learned".

It is the second time the two have parted ways, a decision that Murray described as "mutual" in a statement on his website.

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