After severing ties with former coach Amelie Mauresmo after two years together, Andy Murray has refused to rule out a reunion with former coach Ivan Lendl as he searches for a new leader. The fearsome Czech joined the Murray camp back in 2012, and quickly guided his pupil to Grand Slam success at the US Open and famously Wimbledon. The relationship between the two only ended as a result of Lendl being unable to commit to such hours on tour.
As Murray prepares for another crack at French Open glory over the next few weeks, he will head to Roland Garros full of confidence as a result of his recent upturn in form. Having struggled early on in the year, Murray recently defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters, which is just his third career title on clay. Murray put in a dominant display in difficult conditions to overcome his opponent in straight sets. After such a win, Murray is the 4/1 joint second favourite with bookmakers Coral to claim his first French Open crown.
With Wimbledon, US Open, the Olympic Games and Davis Cup action all coming up over the next few months, Murray faces a grueling schedule as he bids to add to his achievements over recent years. It is perhaps the tournament at Flushing Meadows that provides Murray with his best opportunity for glory however, with the former winner relishing the atmosphere and surface in New York. Indeed, Murray is one of the favourites for the US Open, with the 2012 champion given odds of 4/1 by Coral to claim the title for a second time. Elsewhere in the US Open betting odds, Novak Djokovic is even money with Coral to add to his success at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Elsewhere, Murray will head to Rio this summer to defend his gold medal in the Olympic Games. Having won gold in London under the guidance of Lendl back in 2012, Murray will certainly be hoping that a repeat performance of the 2008 games does not occur, in which he lost out to Kei Nishikori in the opening round.
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