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Ivan Lendl was one I wanted, says Andy Murray

By Tom Allnutt

Andy Murray admits he had other coaching offers but says Ivan Lendl was the only one he wanted as the Scot bids to clinch another Wimbledon title this summer.

Lendl will begin his second stint coaching Murray today, when the Scot starts grass-court preparations against Nicolas Mahut in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen's.

Mahut is unlikely to pose many problems - Murray has won four out of his last five meetings against the world number 51 - but it will launch what the 29-year-old hopes could be a fruitful few months.

Gunning for a record fifth title at Queen's, Murray will then head to Wimbledon as Novak Djokovic's greatest threat in a fortnight.

The Olympics is also on the horizon, where he could win double gold in the singles and doubles, and the US Open in August. Djokovic remains the immovable obstacle for Murray at grand slams, but he enjoyed arguably his best ever season on clay, beating the Serb to win in Rome and then dispatching Stan Wawrinka to make his first French Open final.

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