Murray won’t rule out Lendl reunion

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World number three Andy Murray says he would consider a reunion with former coach Ivan Lendl, after the Scot and Amelie Mauresmo ended their partnership on Monday.

Lendl coached Murray from late 2011 until March 2014 – a period that has arguably been Murray’s most successful on the ATP Tour – when he won the 2012 US Open and Wimbledon in 2013.

In an interview in Rome with BBC Radio 5 Live after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Murray said that he would not rule out teaming up with Lendl again.

“Sure, I’d certainly consider it. I had fantastic results working with Ivan,” Murray told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Both of us I think enjoyed it enough to at least consider that. Whether or not it’s something that can work I’m not sure, I’ll have to wait and see but I’m not against that idea at all.”

Murray added that he wanted to get a new coach ahead of the French Open, which starts on May 22.

“I’ll definitely do that when I’m finished here, just to get an idea and get things moving forward because, if not, we get into the French Open, it’s another couple of weeks and four or five weeks go past quick.

“Then you’re into the grass-court season and that’s obviously a pretty important and fairly stressful time of year too, so I’ll try and make some progress with that in the next week or two.”