Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ manageradmits it was him “very surprised” to see Andy Murray sign Ivan Lendl for the third time. However, he believes the Brit is likely to reach the quarterfinals or semifinals of another Grand Slam.
After employment Ivan Lendl for the third time as coach, Andy Murray is expected to reach another Grand Slam semifinal. The 34-year-old won his first Grand Slam win in 2012, defeated Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. A year later he won his first Wimbledon title, which he retained in 2016. All three victories were earned conducted by Czech icon Ivan Lendl, who himself dominated the court in his time. British tennis legend Andy Murray won under Lendl’s coaching two Olympic gold medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016. However, the successful couple split in 2017.
“I was very surprised” – Patrick Mouratoglou
In an interview with SkySports, Patrick Mouratoglou, who has coached Serena Williams for more than a decade, expressed his astonishment. according to him “I was very surprised that Andy and Ivan got back together just because they’ve broken up twice.”
Meanwhile, Mouratoglou also believes Murray made the right decisionand that he can now return to the second week of Grand Slam competitions. “I don’t feel Andy’s goal is to win a Grand Slam because I don’t think that’s what he can imagine at the moment but to do his best.”
“He’s always been like that throughout his career, with this attitude of doing the best he can. I think it’s great and I can well imagine him reaching a quarter or a semifinal of a Grand Slam, why not? And if so, then anything is possible.” Mouratoglou finally expressed.
The former world No. 1 is set to make a comeback at the 2022 Miami Open
andy murray, three-time Grand Slam winner, received a wildcard entry into the tournament. The 34-year-old has been plagued by injuries since 2017. It all started with an elbow injury and he had to overcome numerous physical challenges before returning in 2018.
Despite struggling even more with his hip this season, the Brit has shown stamina and back in the top 100. Still, Murray who is currently 89th place in singles and has teamed up with his former trainer, will try to get some wins.
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