Throughout their careers, many athletes often end their collaboration with a certain coach but then a few years later, work together again. One of the examples is Karolina Pliskova, who worked and split with coach Sascha Bajin two times in her career.
Another one of those examples are Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl. The two have previously worked together between years 2012 and 2014, and then again in 2016 and 2017. It was with the Czech-American coach that the Brit had the most success with.
That was probably also one of the reasons why he re-hired Lendl in 2022, but after more than a year, the two have split once again, and Murray spoke about Lendl's influence.
"Ivan has been by my side at the biggest moments in my career and I can’t thank him enough for all that he’s helped me achieve. He’s a unique character, who understands what it takes to win and I’ve learnt an awful lot over the years from him."
Same like Murray, the Czech-American coach also enjoyed their collaboration, and with the Brit soon turning 37, he knows it may be the last time that they have worked together.
"I will look back with some great memories of the time Andy and I worked together. He’s as hard a worker as there is and the sport is better because of him. I wish him only the best in the years to come."
Murray will now consider his options for the 2024 season, but there are certainly multiple coaches who would like to offer their advice to the former world no. 1. One of them is also Jonny O'Mara, with whom Murray worked briefly during the 2023 season.