Andy Murray news: Brit’s decision to link rejoin old coach proves he wants to win, says Alex Corretja

Andy Murray shouts during a match

Andy Murray’s decision to reunite with coach Ivan Lendl proves that the Brit thinks that he can still win events, says Alex Corretja.

It was under Lendl’s coaching that Murray enjoyed the best moments of his career which included three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic Gold medals as well as achieving world no 1 status.

Lendl will not be alongside Murray at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells but is expected to join him for the upcoming Mami Open.

“My first reaction was that he still believes he can be a champion,” Corretja, a former two time French Open Champion told Eurosport.

“Because otherwize you don’t go back with your former coach, the one with which you achieved the most important tournament wins of your career.

“I was very pleased, I was very happy and I was very surprised, I have to say. I think they believe in each other, both of them. Andy goes back to his old coach because he feels, ‘OK, he’s the one that gave me everything I know and he is the one that took everything I had inside”.


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Murray has  struggled with injuries in recent years and these have ultimately impacted upon his performances. Corretja believes that the Brit’s decision to reunite with his former coach suggests that he wants to win events again and compete with the best.

Murray has received a wild card for the first Masters 1000 events of the season in Indian Wells and Miami. After the two events, he is set to miss the clay season and instead spend time with Lendl in Florida refining his game.



Since reaching the final of the Sydney International earlier this year, Murray has endured nothing but disappointment. He has not won more than one match at any of the other four tournaments he has played since and has not appeared to be enjoying his game, often cutting a frustrated figure.