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Boris Becker hails Murray's coach after Wimbledon win

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Wimbledon legend Boris Becker has hailed the role Ivan Lendl has had on Andy Murray's game after the Scot became the first British men's singles champion at the All-England club for 77 years.

Since the eight-time Grand Slam champion became Murray's coach in 2012 the Scot has won two Grand Slam titles, reached the Australian Open final and won Olympic gold in London.

British number one Murray turned in a tantalising display to beat current World number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court and Becker - a former Wimbledon winner himself - believes the role of Lendl in the 26-year-old's successes' can not go unnoticed.

"You cannot underestimate the impact of Ivan Lendl," the German told reporters.

"You can't give him enough credit. He never shows any emotion but today he was actually a bit agitated. I haven't seen him like that.

"He is human after all. I am sure Andy has won it in his mind a thousand times but it's reality now. You can't applaud him loud enough for what he has done.”

Murray will now turn his attention to the US Open in late August where, if he is victorious, he will overtake Djokovic as the world number one - a feat Becker believes he can achieve if he maintains his current form.

"The next goal is to be the world number one and he already holds two Grand Slams. He needs to do everything he can to get that number one spot. There is a serious threat that he can do it," added Becker.


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