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Lendl, Ivan

(ēvän` lĕn`dəl), 1960–, Czech-American tennis player. After leading Czechoslovakia to its only Davis Cup championship (1980), he moved to the United States, and became one of the dominant singles players in professional tennis during the 1980s. Lendl was noted for his powerful forehand and serve and for his steely court demeanor, a marked contrast with the behavior of his early rivals Jimmy ConnorsConnors, Jimmy
(James Scott Connors, Jr.), 1952–, American tennis player, b. East St. Louis, Ill. A volatile, controversial, and fiercely competitive player, Connors was known for his theatrical conduct on the court as well as for his powerful two-handed backhand, strong
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 and John McEnroeMcEnroe, John Patrick, Jr.
, 1959–, American tennis player, b. Weisbaden, West Germany. He grew up in Douglaston, Queens, N.Y. After winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association singles title while a student at Stanford Univ.
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. He won eight major titles (the French Open in 1984 and 1986–87, the U.S. Open in 1985–87, and the Australian Open in 1989–90), among a total of 94 professional tour victories.
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However, Lendl rarely spoke about their relationship, whether from the initial 2012 to 2014 spell or their reunion in 2016.
"I'm happy he now has Lendl as a coach because Ivan can tell him the same stories I can tell him and brings an understanding of the game to his team," the 50-year-old Becker added.
Lendl, who guided Murray to US Open glory in 2012 and two Wimbledon titles before they split last November, will be part of Zverev's team for the Grand Slam that starts on Monday.
"Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl today announced they have mutually agreed to end their coaching relationship," the off
Lendl guided the Scot to London gold and the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon titles in their first spell together.
Lendl said: "Winning is better but I knew the reasons why he was struggling.
Murray and Lendl got back to basics in the week before the tournament - once Murray had got over his latest illness.
Murray was in fine form prior to reuniting with Lendl and will play in his third successive slam final but he has so far been unable to add to his tally.
Lendl, who teamed up with Murray for the second time last month, said: "The game improves.
The pair surprisingly split in March 2014 after the best two years of Murray's career and, when Lendl said he was ready to give it another shot, Murray did not hesitate.
But both hope Lendl's leap of faith will help Murray, whose first game is against fellow Brit Liam Broady on Tuesday, with the fine-tuning that is i d i h f h required to win the tournament for the second time.
Lendl and McEnroe met 33 times in their careers, once at Queen's when Lendl won 6-2 6-4 in 1990, but Murray was keen to stress the only contest relevant here was inside the white lines.