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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #15 on: December 31, 2011, 04:06 PM »
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Andy crashes twitter.....that's fame isn't it?
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #16 on: December 31, 2011, 04:06 PM »
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Go Andy.!.. and some haters say he isn't popular... well they people will be eating their own words at this very minute
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #17 on: December 31, 2011, 04:07 PM »
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Out of interest, what is Lendl's Coaching pedigree and do you think he will be the missing piece in the Murray jigsaw to obtaing a slam?

None, I believe, one reason for my mixed reactions.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #18 on: December 31, 2011, 04:17 PM »
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I don't think that Andy needs much coaching and advice these days on top of what he's already doing. He just needs some pointers and advice every now and then that only comes from grand slam winning experience(s) can give, which, I think, is what Lendl is for. Smile
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #19 on: December 31, 2011, 04:17 PM »
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Andy must get on with the guy, as he wouldn't have appointed him otherwise, so that's a start! I think this will be good!!  Very Happy C'MON! cmon yeah
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #20 on: December 31, 2011, 04:18 PM »
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Great news this could be the final missing link to Andy winning his first Grand Slam. Ivan took four attenpts before winning one.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #21 on: December 31, 2011, 04:21 PM »
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I'm of a similar viewpoint with the appointment of Lendl and will see how it goes.

The problem when great players become coaches is that they expect the same level of talent and commitment from their charges which often leads to frustration for both concerned.

In Murray's case the talent is obviously there and he is not a rookie so this may help. However, as said often before it is mental fortitude that is often lacking when most needed so Lendl may indeed help with his experience at the top level work this aspect of his game out.

But if Andy gets the toys out of the pram as he is occasionally does it could be a nightmare.

Will reserve judgement for the time being.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #22 on: December 31, 2011, 04:28 PM »
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I don't think his coaching pedigree matters as Allan said.  What does matter is the experience he brings of winning slams - and after the disappointment of not winning.  So I think yes it could be the missing piece.   He certainly wasn't my favourite player of that era but he was a steely character and some steel is what Andy needs at those crucial GS moments.  Well done Andy keeping it so quiet with no leaks or speculation in the run up to the announcement.  Must say it's made my New Year's Eve - feeling excited for the dawning of a new era on the Andy Murray roller coaster.  Who knows we might be able to avoid the big dips with Lendl by  his side.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #23 on: December 31, 2011, 04:29 PM »
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The only thing left he can try.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #24 on: December 31, 2011, 04:29 PM »
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Andy crashes twitter.....that's fame isn't it?
Haha, yeah! I tried to look when he posted on facebook. Still not happening Smile

In terms of Andy shouting at his box etc, he's mature enough now to know it's not on, and it'll probably do him good to have to answer to someone about it. I think he's mentioned that he knows it's something he needs to work on?
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #25 on: December 31, 2011, 04:36 PM »
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They surely must have worked together already - I can't see Andy appointing anyone unless he was sure he would get on with them.  His credentials would certainly seem to fit the bill as far as Andy is concerned.

I'm not sure that Lendl has coached anyone before has he?  I know that when he left tennis he threw himself into golf in a big way and I believe his daughter is a professional golfer. 

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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #26 on: December 31, 2011, 04:41 PM »
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I don't know the man personally, but don't think Ivan comes across as being one for putting up with crap. So in theory at least it looks like a good appointment.

 As I have said, we will have to see how Andy reacts when the chips are down and under pressure if he is actually capable of taking on board the advice given.

That remains to be seen (for myself anyway) and if a collapse in form after Oz can be avoided it can only be a good thing.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #27 on: December 31, 2011, 04:43 PM »
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What I remember about Lendl was his steely determination, his incredible fitness (he was one of the first to seriously address the importance of this), his outstanding ability to stay focussed during key moments in a match, and his jaw-dropping faster-than-a-bullet forehand. 
His rivalry with McEnroe was great, and they still compete... and they still both have great shots.
Didn't come across as warm and fuzzy... more all about 'business.'
I think Andy is all about business right now, and hope Ivan can reinforce this aspect.

http://www.lendltennis.com/ivanlendl.php
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #28 on: December 31, 2011, 04:45 PM »
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Lendl is obviously an all time great, but in reality what are his coaching credentials? Being an all time great player does not autmoatically make you a great coach or visa versa.

Roger's former coach Peter Lundgren was never a great player but he was one of the best coaches out there, same goes for Brad Gilbert.

The problem for Murray is that Lendl being a mutliple slam champion will expect nothing less than the very best and a few more tough final loses or semi final loses and he will be very hard on Murray at a time when Murray himself will be quite low.

Either way, there is extra pressure on Murray's shoulders now that is for sure.
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Re: Lendl is Murray's new coach. « Reply #29 on: December 31, 2011, 04:50 PM »
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scotnadian, that's a very good point. I've long felt Andy has quite enough "warm and fuzzy" around him anyway, doesn't need more.
Andy must also be very confident that Lendl will fit into the team. He's often said how important to him that is.
 So, in the spirit of all this positivity....Andy and Ivan
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