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This is Murray’s Time- Lendl

Posted 09-14-2012 at 08:23 AM by Philip Oliver
Andy Murray’s coach, Ivan Lendl, has revealed that he thinks that Murray is finally ready to take the next step in his career and win his first Grand Slam.
After reaching his first Wimbledon final back in July and then winning the men’s singles at the Olympics, Lendl thinks that the experience that Murray has gained this year will put him in great stead to win the US Open final on Monday night.

"Andy is ready to go and win. The lesson he learned from the Wimbledon final was a tough one but he learned it well," Lendl said.

Monday’s match will be Murray’s fifth grand slam final, having previously reached the Australian Open final twice and the US Open final once, in addition to this year’s Wimbledon run, with plenty of Betfair Tennis Tips predicting he will finally break his duck.

Given the quality of opposition that Murray has faced in these defeats, Lendl believes that Murray should take heart from his performances and should look to build on these on Monday, in what is predicted to be a tight encounter; "If you look at his losses he has been beaten by Roger Federer three times and Novak Djokovic” Lendl said. "After Wimbledon I said to him he should be proud of the way he handled the pressure because there was a big difference between that loss and the one he had to Djokovic in Australia the previous year" he added.

Lendl eventually won his first Grand Slam at the 1984 French Open, having been defeated in four Grand Slam finals before that, so he knows what Murray is going through;"I lost to Bjorn Borg and I lost to Jimmy Connors twice, and with Mats Wilander on grass in Australia I was not in my prime and still learning” Lendl said, "Andy is now in his prime."

Having won the French Open, Lendl went on to become World Number one and to win seven more Grand Slam titles. If Murray can finally break his Grand Slam duck on Monday night then he could well go on to achieve similar success.
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