21 Mar 2014

Murray and Llendl split

12:43 pm on 21 March 2014

The Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl after two years.

A statement on the Twitter page of the British world No.6 said they had mutually agreed to end a partnership that helped Murray win two grand slam titles and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Murray says he's eternally grateful to Lendl for his hard work in helping Murray who become Britain's first Wimbledon men's singles champion for 77 years when he beat Novak Djokovic last year.

Since winning Wimbledon last year Murray's form has dipped, not helped by having back surgery towards the end of 2013.

He is yet to win a title this year and was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by Roger Federer.