Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Murray, Lendl Split Up Again

Murray, Lendl Split Up Again

While Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer benefited from the duo's absence as they split the four Grand Slams and now share the top two places in the rankings, the youngsters have also taken advantage.

The Scotsman has won all three of his grand slam crowns under the guidance of Lendl, winning a second Wimbledon title past year in the second instalment of their partnership. The following summer in 2013 he won his first Wimbledon before they first split in 2014.

Murray will continue to work with Jamie Delgado and his physical team but has yet to disclose whether he will look to replace Lendl during the upcoming season. "I'm thankful to Ivan for all his help and guidance over the years".

"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", Henman said.

"My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing". He has been a permanent fixture on Murray's coach team since past year - with Lendl on a more part-time basis - and he will likely be the man in Murray's corner in the new season.

Lendl agreed the partnership had seemingly run its course. "We had a great run and a lot of fun", said Lendl, himself an eight-time Grand Slam victor as a player.

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

Lendl was in Murray's corner for each of the Scot's Olympic wins, as well as his two Wimbledon titles and US Open triumph.

LONDON-Roger Federer made a rousing recovery from knee surgery capturing an ATP-best seven tournament titles-including the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns-this season.

Djokovic's streak of 51 consecutive Grand Slam appearances-the seventh-longest streak overall-ended when he missed the US Open for the first time after pulling the plug on his season due to a nagging elbow injury he's battled for more than a year and a half.

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