2012 has started with a bang for Andy Murray. The Scot has appointed Ivan Lendl to be his new full-time coach following the likes of Brad Gilbert and Miles Maclagan.
This is an interesting partnership as Lendl is yet to have experience in the coaching business but can relate well to Murray’s career. Lendl knows how it feels to lose your first three Grand Slam finals as he has been through it before. More importantly, the eight-time Grand Slam champion knows to rebound from those losses and that is what Murray needs to learn from this new relationship.
With Djokovic unlikely to repeat his efforts from last season, Nadal struggling with injuries and Federer on the wrong side of 30, Murray knows that this is a year of opportunity. This early coaching arrangement from the Murray camp demonstrates that the 24 year-old is trying everything to make 2012 his year.