Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl have "mutually agreed" to end their two year coaching relationship.
The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, the US Open title and 2013 Wimbledon Championship.
“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Lendl on Murray's website. “He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying.
"I will always be in Andy’s corner and wish him nothing but great success as he too goes into a new phase of his career.”
Murray added: “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here”.
Murray won 83% of his matches with Lendl in attendance but only 69% when his coach was absent.
Canadian Milos Raonic beat the reigning Wimbledon champion 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 at Indian Wells last week, as Murray squandered a break in the third.
As bombshells go, Murray & Lendl announcing they are ending their 2 year coaching relationship is pretty shattering— Barry Flatman (@Barry_FlatmanST) March 19, 2014
Lendl leaves @andy_murray to play more golf and tennis. Mutual? Probably. He was playing Nashville when AM struggling in Indian Wells— kevin mitchell (@kevinmitchell50) March 19, 2014
Hiring Lendl was a bold and innovative step by Murray that brought the breakthrough but these things have a shelf life.— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) March 19, 2014
Frankly, not entirely surprised. Andy a bit distant in IW last week. Lendl wanting to travel less. Hard to replicate Wimbledon achievement.— Neil Harman (@NeilHarmanTimes) March 19, 2014