Murray and coach Lendl split
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
In a file picture taken on January 12, 2014 Britain's Andy Murray (R) is watched by coach Ivan Lendl (L) as he plays a shot during a practice session ahead of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. AFP PhotoBritain's Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have mutually agreed to end their two-year partnership, the Wimbledon champion announced Wednesday.
In a joint statement on Murray's website, it appeared Czech-born Lendl, himself a multiple Grand Slam champion, had been the instigator of the split.
"Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me", said Lendl.
"He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying."
Murray, who under Lendl's guidance won an Olympic gold medal, the US open and last year's Wimbledon title, added: "I'm eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far.
"I'll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here."