Andy Murray appoints Ivan Lendl as his full-time coach

Andy Murray announces that eight-time Major champion Ivan Lendl will become his full-time coach with immediate effect

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Andy Murray has appointed eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl as his new full-time coach ahead of the Australian Open.

The 51-year-old’s new role begins immediately and he will join Murray’s camp ahead of the world No4’s participation at the Brisbane International next week.

Murray highlighted Lendl’s experience as key reason for securing the Czech’s services.

“Ivan’s impact on the game is unquestionable and he brings experience and knowledge that few others have, particularly in major tournaments,” Murray said.

“It was important to me that any new person joining my team was able to add fresh insight. I look forward to working with him going forward.”

Murray, 24, has failed to win a set in three Grand Slam finals – he was twice defeated by Roger Federer and lost to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Lendl’s career started in similar fashion as he lost his first four Grand Slam finals before going on to be crowned champion eight times.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Andy. He is a unique talent and I look forward to trying to help him reach his goals,” said Lendl.

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