Andy Murray plays down new Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker rivalry

Ivan Lendl, who coaches Andy Murray, and Boris Becker, who coaches Novak Djokovic, had an intense rivalry which was a feature of the 1980s.

updated: December 25, 2013 11:45 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Andy Murray believes the intense rivalry between his coach Ivan Lendl and Boris Becker, the newly-appointed coach of Novak Djokovic, which was a feature of the 1980s, won't be rekindled in 2014.

Lendl took Murray to a breakthrough major at the 2012 US Open as well as this year's historic Wimbledon triumph while Djokovic has turned to Becker to help add to his six Grand Slam titles.

In their playing careers, Becker defeated Lendl in the 1986 Wimbledon final, the 1989 US Open championship match as well as the 1991 Australian Open final.

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