After two years, one Olympic gold medal and two grand slam titles, Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl have ended their winning partnership.
On Wednesday 19th March, the British No. 1 announced that the pair would be ending their tennis career together at the Sony Open in Miami. It is thought tennis’ most successful coaching partnership had fallen prey to long-distance problems, that began when Murray underwent back surgery in September.
Since then, the pair have reportedly struggled to align their diaries, having only met up in December for Murray’s annual training block in Miami that was hindered due to post-surgery rehab, and later at the Australian Open in January. Murray went on to reach the quarter-finals in the Open but fell short of his usual high standard.
In a mutually agreed statement regarding the split, Lendl said:
“Having helped [Murray] achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects, including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying.”
“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience… He is a first class-guy. I will always be in Andy’s corner and wish him nothing but great success.”
Murray shared his gratitude to Lendl for the most successful years of his career thus far, stating that he will be taking time with his team to consider how they will progress in the future.
Some good things must come to end
Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl’s partnership has undoubtedly been career changing for each of them, and although their relationship throughout the two year period has not always been a smooth ride, their separation has been.
When you are in a position such as Murray and Lendl’s, and have realised that it is no longer effective for either party for the partnership to continue, you may be considering the possibility of a partnership dissolution.
You may have a dissolution strategy in place within your partnership agreement, in which case the lawyers at Ralli Partnership Law can help you action those terms and ensure that all goes according to plan. However, if you do not have a partnership agreement and need advice on how to proceed with your partnership dissolution, we can help, where possible to reduce your liability to your business.
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