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The reappointment of Ivan Lendl as Andy Murrays coach will be a massive boost ahead of Wimbledon, says Sky Sports tennis expert Barry Cowan. Ahkello Witherspoon 49ers Jersey . Lendl was Murrays coach for two years until 2014. In that time, he won the US Open and an Olympic gold medal in 2012 before winning Wimbledon the following year, becoming the first British man to win that title since Fred Perry in 1936.But eight-time Grand Slam champion Lendl decided he no longer wanted to spend 20-plus weeks a year travelling. Murray (R) is watched by Lendl during a practice session Since their split the former world No 1 has been working with the US Tennis Association Player Development program, a role he will continueMurray has since lost three Grand Slam finals under the guidance of Amelie Mauresmo, Jonas Bjorkman and Jamie Delgado all to world No 1 Djokovic - the man he had beaten in his two major successes. Murray reunited with Lendl Andy Murray will work with coach Ivan Lendl from Monday But Cowan feels the steely Czech will offer the 29-year-old British No 2 something that he has been missing for some time and bring back the glory days.I think its a massive boost, Cowan told Sky Sports News HQ. You have to look at the two years he was with Ivan, he won his two Grand Slams and what Ivan was able to do was to bring him that extra one or two per cent to get over the finishing line like the US Open and Wimbledon final when he was mentally stronger than Novak. Murray won the US Open 2012 under the guidance of Lendl Andy is in a great place at the moment. He played fantastic tennis at the French Open so is Lendl going to change his forehand and is he going to make changes technically? Absolutely not. But just mentally being able to help him and if Andy can look up to his box, if he plays Djokovic in the final, and sees Ivan sitting there then thats going to give him a boost and also we may potentially have the [Boris] Becker-Lendl rivalry back.Andy is an unbelievable player. He could play without a coach and still win big matches, but ultimately its the biggest, biggest matches where a coach and a personality like Lendl can really help.Interesting that when Murray talked about it, he said its not just for the short-term. Of course hes going to say that but at the age that Andys at right now as things stand he is the biggest challenger to Novak. Murray and Lendl with the Wimbledon trophy Overall, Murray has lost eight of his 10 Grand Slam final appearances, but Cowan feels the Scot will be a force on grass as he prepares to face Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in his opening match at Queens Club on Tuesday.I certainly believe that Andy is at his best on a grasscourt. I think theres less people that can beat him on a grasscourt and with what hes done there after winning at Wimbledon in the past, having also won the Olympic gold medal, theres going to be a really good feeling about him over the next three or four weeks. Andy is an unbelievable player. He could be play without a coach and still win big matches, but ultimately its the biggest, biggest matches where a coach and a personality like Lendl can really help. Barry Cowan on Andy Murray At the moment Djokovic is head and shoulders above everybody else - the stats dont lie. Hes able to win the big matches. The last big match Djokovic lost was against [Stan] Wawrinka [in the final of the French Open in 2015].Sometimes you have to make another statement and come with something extra and I reckon thats what Lendl and Murray will probably discuss when things are going against you. You dont want to leave it 30 or 45 minutes, you have got to react a little bit quicker. Andy has those tools but sometimes it can be those finer details, like I said. Roger Federer will be a realistic danger at Wimbledon Cowan also believes 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will be a danger at Wimbledon, despite the Swiss legend missing the French Open because of a back injury.The 34-year-old returned to action at the Mercedes Cup ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart last week but lost out to eventual winner Dominic Thiem from Austria in the semi-finals.You can never rule out Roger Federer on grass, said Cowan. As things stand, given the injuries that hes had, given the age that hes at, and the type of tennis that he can play, and hes won Halle eight times, winning Wimbledon is his best chance of winning another Grand Slam. Federer is aiming for a ninth title in Halle His year has been disrupted by knee surgery, illness and of course back problems that forced him to miss the French Open so the key for Roger was how did he feel on Sunday after playing that match against Thiem.They were on and off for weather so if he can put in a performance this week then that will definitely help him with back-to-back weeks going into Wimbledon. Check our game-by-game updates from Andy Murrays matches at Queens Club on skysports.com/tennis, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis and watch coverage from Halle by signing in with your Sky ID and watching the action on Sky Sports 3.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Murray reunited with Lendl Mahut warms up for Murray Murray draws Mahut at Queens Sky Live: Gerry Weber Open Reuben Foster Womens Jersey . Marek Hamsik, who had earlier missed a penalty, headed Napoli in front in the 23rd minute and Pandev added a second goal five minutes from halftime. Alessandro Matri got Juventus back into the game just after the break but Pandev was on hand to score again in the 68th. Solomon Thomas 49ers Jersey .Just like old times.Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory.James return to Miami as an opponent was a success — for the Heat, that is. Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng had 25 points and dogged James defensively all night, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 in a hyped Christmas matchup Thursday.SALT LAKE CITY -- The national player of the year is heading to Utah. The Jazz obtained Trey Burke in a draft night deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected the Michigan point guard with the ninth pick in exchange for Utahs two first-rounders. Burke was told hed go as high as second in the draft and he started getting nervous. "My mind was pretty much everywhere. I was just ready to figure out where I was going to finally end up. Now that Im at Utah, Im definitely thrilled for the opportunity," Burke said. Burke is a pure pick-and-roll player who was the consensus national player of the year as a sophomore after leading the Wolverines to the national championship game. As part of the deal, the Jazz took UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad at No. 14 and Louisville centre and Senegal native Gorgui Dieng at No. 21 for the Timberwolves. Also, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Nuggets traded Frenchman Rudy Gobert, whom they selected with the 27th pick, to the Jazz for cash and the 46th pick. The Jazz missed out on the playoffs for the second time in three years last season and have a young core of players that includes Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favours that should benefit from the arrival of Burke. The Jazz have just six players on the roster with guaranteed contracts for 2013-14, none of them point guards. Burke won the Bob Cousy Award given annually to the nations best point guard. He averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists last season when he led the Wolverines to their first Final Four since 1993. Burke, who is small for an NBA guard at 6-foot-1, is known as a playmaker and often played his best in big gammes. C. J. Beathard Womens Jersey. He took care of the ball with a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio while crafting a reputation as one of college basketballs finest passers but his size may have led to his slide on the draft board. "I think the type of player that I am, I definitely get motivated by things like that," Burke said. "Teams passing up on me. Not knowing what to expect at the end of the day. So I definitely think it will motivate me." Scouts say Burke is most proficient running an offence featuring the pick-and-roll, a staple of the Jazz offence since the days of John Stockton and Karl Malone. "I know I have some really good shooters around me," Burke said. "I think with the guys that the Jazz already have, we can get up and down the floor as well. But I think Im going to be a guy thats going to bring the winning mentality to the team, that can make plays." The crowd watching the draft at Energy Solutions Arena stood and cheered when the trade was announced. In the first draft with general manager Dennis Lindsey at the helm, the Jazz made a bold move to fill a need. Lindsey, who was the assistant general manager for the San Antonio Spurs for five seasons before moving to the Jazz last season, brought nearly 70 players into Salt Lake City for workouts in the weeks before the draft in an unprecedented commitment to pre-draft, customized evaluations. Burke, however, was not one of those who made a visit to Utah. Once he arrives, the Jazz hope he makes an immediate impact. Gobert, on the other hand, may need a period of development before he brings his 7-foot-9 wingspan (the longest ever recorded at the NBA draft combine) and rebounding skills to Utah. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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