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Lendl doesn't hang around for trophy handover

2016-06-19 21:28
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Any Murray and Ivan Lendl (Getty Images)

London - Andy Murray might have made history with a record fifth Queen's Club title on Sunday, but even that landmark wasn't enough to persuade his coach Ivan Lendl to stick around for the trophy presentation.

Murray has been reunited with Lendl this week as the pair began working together again two years after they called time on their initial partnership.

The early results have been impressive as Murray retained the title at the Wimbledon warm-up event with a battling 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canadian third seed Milos Raonic.

Murray was overjoyed at surpassing the four-time Queen's champions like John McEnroe and Boris Becker and celebrated with his wife Kim, mother Judy and the rest of his coaching team, who had been watching from courtside with Lendl.

But by the time former Wimbledon champion Murray came to pick up the oversized trophy, there was an empty seat where the notoriously taciturn Lendl had been sitting - much to the amusement and fake indignation of the world number two.

"It was nice of Ivan to stick around for the presentation!" Murray said with a grin.

"It's a pleasure to play in front of someone like John McEnroe and any time you can do something a bit better than someone like him, then that's amazing."

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