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Handled by Lendl

Sat., Jan. 14, 2012

Ivan Lendl says only Andy Murray could have tempted him back to the tennis scene 17 years after the end of his playing career. The eight-time Grand Slam champion agreed in December to start coaching Murray, the 24-year-old Scot who is still seeking his first Grand Slam title after losing in three finals. Lendl told the British media he had received “between seven and 10 inquiries over the last 18 months … but none was considered by me.” He said coaching Murray appealed because “I see the parallels between his career and my career and I want his career to end up like mine.” Lendl lost in four Grand Slam finals before winning the 1984 French Open.

Associated Press

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