Re: Ivan Lendl the best coaching hire of all time?
Obviously the appointment of Lendl has been a good one and he has added to Andy's game in several important ways. However Andy was already a very good player so Lendl had plenty to work with.
Whether Lendl could take on a player who needed a lot of work and make big improvements is a question that may never be answered. It needs to be remembered that Lendl doesn't work with Andy full time. He is there for the slams and Masters Series and for some of Murray's training but that is mostly it. I doubt that he would be willing to work 40+ weeks of the year with a younger player.