Andy Murray hopeful Ivan Lendl reunion can spark success, 'there's still good tennis left in me'

After showing some strong form on grass in recent weeks, Andy Murray is hoping to put together a deep run in Wimbledon next week.

Andy Murray's struggles with injury have hugely hindered his career in recent years, but a recent reunion with former coach Ivan Lendl has seemed to reignite his form.

The 35-year-old Scot looked impressive in recent outings against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Nick Kyrgios and Matteo Berrettini before an abdominal strain put an end to his Wimbledon preparations.

The injury forced Murray to sit out of the Cinch championships at Queen's Club last week, but he delivered a promising update about his fitness and chances of featuring at SW19 next week.

"It's gone well," said Murray. "I've been able to gradually progress my training this week and got to play a few sets, a lot of points. The last few days have been good.

Andy Murray serves as he downs Stefanos Tsitsipas in Stuttgart

"I think I showed a couple weeks ago that there was still good tennis left in me. I beat a guy in the top five in the world, was neck and neck with Berrettini, who is one of the best grass-court players in the world, before the injury.

"I played well against Kyrgios as well. The first set was a good level. And I've been doing pretty well in practices. I know the tennis is in there, I just need to bring it out during the event now.

"Obviously having Ivan on my team helps. We've had a lot of success in the past. We know each other well. He still believes in me. There's not loads of coaches, people out there, that have done over this last period, and he has. That definitely helps me."

Murray teamed up with Lendl for both of his previous Wimbledon successes in 2013 and 2016, and a reunion with the Czech trainer could be exactly what's needed to get the former world No.1 back on track.

Murray announced he was joining back up with Lendl in March, but he's since revealed that he found it difficult at first to find a coach willing to work with him.

"For the most part, when I had had conversations with coaches, the potential of working with someone, it had come off most of the time and worked out, whereas this time round, I got turned down by a lot of coaches.

"That obviously was difficult to deal with because there's obviously good coaches out there. I don't know how many that are top-level coaches that maybe you'd really want to work with if you're trying to win the major events.

"That's also why I'm grateful that Ivan has come back to work with me and help me try and achieve what it is I want to achieve."

Murray was able to avoid a seeded opponent for his first round at Wimbledon, with the two-time winner facing 30-year-old James Duckworth on Monday afternoon.

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