Lendl reunion a confidence boost for Murray


Andy Murray said his reunion with coach Ivan Lendl has provided him with added confidence ahead of his bid for a second Wimbledon title.

Murray ended his association with Amelie Mauresmo prior to the French Open, reaching the final without her guidance only to fall short at Roland Garros against world number one Novak Djokovic despite winning the first set.

The Briton announced his link-up with Lendl this month, reforming a partnership that saw Murray win the US Open and Wimbledon.

Lendl's return to Murray's staff returned immediate dividends, the Scot winning a record fifth title at Queens.

Murray will resume his quest for the third grand slam title that Djokovic has continually denied him at the All England Club, and the world number two is in an upbeat mood ahead of his campaign.

Asked about Lendl at a media conference, Murray said: "I mean obviously we're working together because I feel like he can help me and he wants to do the job.

"The last week has gone really well and the time I spent beforehand was very good. I don't feel any added pressure working with him again.

"I think it actually gives a little bit of extra confidence because I know last time we got together it was very successful. I trust in what he says and this last week has been very good.

"So, I've enjoyed having him back as part of the team. Hopefully I can have a good run here."

Murray will play compatriot Liam Broady in the first round and he said of that encounter: "It will be interesting, never happened before [playing a Briton at Wimbledon], for me anyway. It will be interesting.

"I know Liam fairly well, we've practiced a bit earlier in this year around February-March time after the Aussie Open. He's a good guy and works hard.

"I'd imagine we'll play on one of the big courts so it's a good experience for him as well and I'll look forward to it, but it's strange... it's never happened to me before."