Andy Murray not expecting instant impact from new coach Ivan Lendl
Andy Murray doesn't expect his new partnership with Ivan Lendl to deliver instant results despite Brisbane International triumph
Andy Murray insists that it will take a few months before he will reap the rewards of working with new coach Ivan Llendl.
The British No1 appointed the eight-time Grand Slam champion as his new full-time coach on New Year’s Eve and the 24-year-old won last week’s Brisbane International title with the Czech on his team.
“I’m not going to get the benefits from having Ivan this week. I’m going to see it in six months, 12 months’ time, when all the things we work on start falling into place,” he said.
“It’s obviously good to have someone with his experience around the Slams and these situations. But in terms of the actual improvements in my game, it’s going to take a little bit longer than a week to make changes.”
Murray, who begins his attempt to reach a third straight final Down Under with a first-round match against American Ryan Harrison, is confident he can strike up a fruitful relationship with his new mentor.
“I really enjoy being around him. He’s been good fun, good sense of humour. As you probably expect, he has a lot of great stories to tell,” Murray said.
“He doesn’t hang around all the time. When we get the work done, he leaves, does his own thing. We’ve got on well so far. Hopefully that continues.
“He doesn’t need to be always coming to me and saying: ‘Do you want this?’ ‘Do you need this?’. So, yeah, he’s probably given the team a bit of extra leadership, and it’s been good for them to have him around as well.”