Murray and Lendl split for a second time

Andy Murray has confirmed that he has split with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time.

Lendl first teamed up with Murray back in 2012 and the duo enjoyed a successful working relationship, with the British player winning Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold.

The former world number one returned to Murray’s team in 2016 and they immediately resumed their successful partnership after sealing a second Wimbledon title.

But as Murray plots his return from injury in 2018, the 30-year-old has confirmed that he will not have Lendl by his side when he makes his comeback.

“I’m thankful to Ivan for his help and guidance over the years,” Murray said.

“We’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team. My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing.”

Eight-time Grand Slam winner Lendl added: “I wish Andy well going forward. We had a great run and a lot of fun.”

Murray has been out of action with a hip problem since his quarter final defeat at Wimbledon in July, but he is aiming to return at January’s Brisbane International – the warm-up tournament for the Australian Open.