It is understood that Lendl, who is casting around for someone to coach, has already made informal contact with Murray’s advisers, and that could lead to serious discussions.A grandee of the sport, who has such force of personality, and who would take no nonsense from Murray, Lendl could prove to be a fine coach for Britain’s world No 5, especially as he lost his first four appearances in grand slam finals before going on to win every major apart from the Wimbledon Championships.
If Lendl does end up sitting in the front row of Murray’s guest boxes around the circuit, he would become the joint most successful former player of modern times to coach someone at the highest level, the other being Jimmy Connors, also a winner of eight slams, who used to mentor his fellow American Andy Roddick.
I think he could do with some advice from the right person. He has got to four or five in the world and is good enough to go to the next level, but now he needs that something extra.You have to let your guard down a bit. It has to be someone who he wants to listen to and trusts. It seems to have been hard for him to find so far in his career.