British Number One Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl announced the mutual end of their two-year partnership today.
Lendl coached Murray to his two Grand Slam titles, the pinnacle of which being his Wimbledon victory last year.
The Czech-born coach joined Murray in December 2011, with the aim being to break Murray's and Britain's major tournament duck.
This objective was realised in 2012 when Murray followed up his Olympic gold medal with victory at the US Open at Flushing Meadows. But the best was yet to come for the Scotsman, who went on to light up the summer for many British sports fans, when he took home the Wimbledon title in 2013.
Last year ended with injuries for Murray, but he did manage an accolade of huge significance when he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Without Lendl, many expect Murray to struggle for a while as he tries to find his feet. The influence of the eight-time Grand Slam champion seemed to change the look of Murray in the public eye, epitomized by their banter-filled exploits in a charity match at the Queen's club last summer.
As a British sports fan, I hope that Murray can continue his good form of recent years and improve his push towards more titles.
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