Andy Murray appointed former world primary Ivan Lendl as his full-time coach on this present day in 2011.
Murray was set to start working with Lendl instantly, forward of preparations for the Australian Open.
“Ivan’s impact on the game is unquestionable and he brings experience and knowledge that few others have, particularly in major tournaments,” Murray stated.
“It was important to me that any new person joining my team was able to add fresh insight.”
Czech-born Lendl received eight grand slam tournaments throughout a stellar taking part in profession.
Lendl stated: “I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Andy.
“Andy is a unique talent, and I look forward to trying to help him reach his goals.”
Murray skilled a combined yr in 2011, having fun with a spell at world quantity three earlier than dropping again behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
He reached the ultimate of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of the opposite three grand slams, and loved a wealthy run of kind later within the yr, lifting titles in Bangkok, Tokyo and on the Shanghai Masters.
But his season ended with disappointment, pulling out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London with damage.
The partnership with Lendl was to reap wealthy rewards, with Murray successful Olympic gold at London 2012, then touchdown the US Open title later that yr earlier than being topped Wimbledon champion in 2013.