‘He Sometimes Vomited Before Going Out’ – Andy Murray Shares Intriguing Detail About Coach Ivan Lendl Ahead of Their Reunion

Published 03/06/2022, 3:29 PM EST

British tennis player Andy Murray has been a great ambassador of this sport. The determination displayed by him over the years has been phenomenal and for people to look up to. Due to his hip injury, Andy has missed a number of Grand Slam tournaments and was unable to display the same dominance that he once did.

Despite enjoying little successes during his comeback, the former world no.1 was quick to point out the inconsistency of his performances and wanted to rectify the same. For this, Murray needed an experienced head in his box and there is no one better than his former coach Ivan Lendl to fill that place.

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Andy Murray will be teaming up with a familiar personality 

This will be the third collaboration between Murray and Lendl. It was under Lendl’s guidance that the former Murray won both his Wimbledon titles and also reached the no.1 ranking for the first time in his career.

Speaking about his coach, Andy stated, “Ivan was considered someone very strong mentally, he didn’t show many emotions on the track. Talking to him about how he felt before the Grand Slam finals, he used to get very nervous. He told me that he sometimes vomited before going out on the track, but people saw him and thought he was quite relaxed.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

As a player, Ivan had a bright career as well. He won eight Grand Slam titles and even held the top spot in the rankings. He has cemented his name in the history of tennis.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 18, 2022 Britain’s Andy Murray and Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili shake hands after their first round match REUTERS/James Gourley

Not the best start to the season for Murray

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Talking about Murray’s 2022 ATP season, he had a solid start in Australia as he reached the finals of Sydney International. At the Australian Open, he suffered a straight-sets defeat in the second round to Taro Daniel. Post that, he competed in Rotterdam, followed by the Qatar Open and most recently at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Sadly, he was unable to create a huge impact at all these events.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 18, 2022. Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his first-round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili. REUTERS/James Gourley

However, with the inclusion of Lendl in his team, fans can be excited about this reunion considering the magnanimous success the duo shared in their previous collaborations. Nonetheless, we wish them all the best for the remainder of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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