Andy Murray has reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl as the three-time Grand Slam champion continues to try to find his form again after recovering from hip surgery.
The 34-year-old Scot’s management team confirmed that he will be working with Lendl for the third time in his career.
Murray worked with Lendl between 2011 and 2014, during which time he won the US Open and Wimbledon, as well as Olympic gold.
In his second collaboration with Lendl in 2016-17, Murray won a second Wimbledon title, another Olympic gold and became world number one.
Murray, who underwent a second hip operation in 2019 that sidelined him for months and nearly ended his career, has fought his way back up to 84th in the world rankings.
In December, he parted ways with longtime coach Jamie Delgado, who joined Murray’s team as an assistant coach in 2016 and was replaced by Lendl as head coach in November 2017.
Murray recently worked alongside Johanna Konta’s former coach Esteban Carrill and Germany’s Jan de Witt.
He suffered a disappointing second-round loss at the Australian Open in January and most recently played in Dubai last month, where he was beaten by young Italian Jannik Sinner.
Murray received a wild card for this month’s tournament in Indian Wells.
He said last month he skipped the clay-court season to maintain his fitness with one eye on Wimbledon, the Grand Slam he last won in 2016.
Lendl, a former number one with eight Grand Slam titles, also had a brief stint as coach of German world number three Alexander Zverev.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/tennis/andy-murray-reunites-with-coach-ivan-lendl-for-a-third-stint-to-try-and-revive-his-fortunes-41412101.html Andy Murray reunites with trainer Ivan Lendl for a third stint to try and reignite his fortunes