Andy Murray. Picture:  AFP
Andy Murray. Picture: AFP

London — Andy Murray does not need to hire a new coach following his latest split with Ivan Lendl, according to former British No1 Tim Henman.

Murray announced he was parting company with Lendl again on Friday after two spells together, which yielded three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic singles golds.

But Henman, a close friend of Murray’s, believes Jamie Delgado is more than capable of filling in, having served as a long-term member of the Scot’s coaching team.

"With Andy’s experience and knowledge of the game, I wouldn’t think he needs to bring another person into the team," Henman told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek on Sunday.

"He’s got Jamie, who played to a decent level and did a good coaching job with Gilles Muller first and has been with Andy for a couple of years and understands him as well as anyone."

Henman paid tribute to the role Lendl played in boosting Murray’s career, which has been on hold since the former world No1’s Wimbledon quarterfinal defeat to Sam Querrey due to a hip injury. In Murray’s enforced period of inactivity he has dropped to 16th in the world rankings.

AFP

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