Judy Murray: Andy, Lendl have same sense of humor

by: Matt Cronin December 26, 2012

Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, tells the BBC that her son’s decision to hire eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl was a great move.

“He’s been a crucial factor in Andy’s improvement and success this year,” Judy Murray said. “The wonderful thing about Ivan is that he’s very similar in character to Andy, not least they have the same awful sense of humor! But seriously, he’s very driven, very dedicated and he absolutely has his eyes on the prize. He knows what you have to go after and he knows that you have to be very single-minded about going after it. He’s got a real sense of direction, a real toughness and he’s really helped Andy with the mental side of the game, about being able to reset if you suffer a disappointment, a bad call or a run of bad games. That’s allowed him to play his best tennis for much longer periods of time.”

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