Murray very happy with Lendl

by Thomas

ivan-lendl-with-andy-murrayAndy Murray has insisted that he is extremely happy with his current coach, Ivan Lendl, and wants to work with him for the next five years.

2012 was of course a year to remember for the Scot as he bounced back from a devastating defeat to Roger Federer in the final of Wimbledon to secure Olympic Gold on the same court just weeks later.Then, he went to the US Open in September and ended his long wait for a Grand Slam title as he beat Novak Djokovic to lift the trophy.

The lack of a Grand Slam victory would have been worrying Murray as at 25-years-old, he should be in his peak as a player. Now he has delivered though, he will be confident that he can challenge for more big titles in 2013.

Much of his success if of course down to his own hard work, determination and talent – but Lendl seems to have altered his game slightly and has been a big factor in his recent success.

Murray said: “Ivan and I have a very good relationship, it’s very honest and open, that’s why it has worked so well and why both of us are planning long term.”

The US Open Champion is known for putting in a lot of work in the closed-season to make sure he is ready for the next campaign and the Australian Open is sure to be on his mind now as it gets underway next month.

It is the first Grand Slam of the year and a victory would really set the tone for 2013.
At the moment, he is being offered at 3/1 to win in Melbourne, with Djokovic having odds of 6/4 to retain his title.

Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer can then be backed at 5/1 to get his campaign off to a flying start.
Rafael Nadal will make his first appearance in a Grand Slam since he crashed out of the second round at SW19 and he has odds of 8/1 to win the Australian Open.

It is sure to be another thrilling year in the world of tennis.

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