Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl have decided to call time on their partnership.
The Czech has worked with Murray on three occasions and played a role in some of the Scot’s greatest successes and they part on good terms.
Lendl began coaching Murray in 2011 and the following year brought gold at the Olympics in London. That success was followed by Murray’s first Wimbledon title in 2013.
They worked together again in 2016 with the Scot adding titles once again, winning at Wimbledon for the second time and taking the gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
A third spell together saw Murray return to the world top 50 after his hip surgery but his recent form has not been good and Lendl’s reluctance to travel from his home in the USA is understood to have become an issue.
Murray’s existing coaching team will stay the same, with Mark Hilton and Jonny O’Mara sharing coaching duties.
Andy Murray said: “Ivan has been by my side at the biggest moments in my career and I can’t thank him enough for all that he’s helped me achieve. He’s a unique character, who understands what it takes to win and I’ve learnt an awful lot over the years from him.”
Ivan Lendl added: “I will look back with some great memories of the time Andy and I worked together. He’s as hard a worker as there is and the sport is better because of him. I wish him only the best in the years to come.”
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