Murray set to face coach Lendl in charity match... and he will be helped by Henman

By James Andrew

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World No 2 Andy Murray will take on the man who helped guide him to his first Grand Slam title - Ivan Lendl – in a charity match this summer.

Murray hired the seven time Grand Slam winner at the end of 2011 and went on to make the final at Wimbledon, win gold at the Olympics and lift the US Open in 2012.

The Scot will team up with former British No 1 Tim Henman on finals day at Queen’s Club to face Lendl and Tomas Berdych.

Head to head: Andy Murray will face coach Ivan Lendl at Queen's club in June

Head to head: Andy Murray will face coach Ivan Lendl at Queen's club in June

In opposite corners: Murray will face Lendl in a charity match to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

In opposite corners: Murray will face Lendl in a charity match to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The charity match on June 16 will raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports The Royal Marsden, and is helping treat Murray’s friend and fellow British player Ross Hutchins who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last December.

'I am delighted to be playing in the Rally Against Cancer event on the brilliant centre court at The Queen’s Club,' said Lendl, who twice won the titles at The Queen's Club, in 1989 and 1990.

Tim Henman
Tomas Berdych

Teaming up: Murray will partner Tim Henman while Ledl will play with Tomas Berdych

'The event is for a great cause - the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - and I'm very excited to be playing on a grass court for the first time in 20 years!

‘To be able to play with Andy, Tim and Tomas will be a joy for me and I look forward to the match. I have got to know Ross well over the past couple of years and have known his family for a long time.

‘I am right behind him and everyone in similar situations to him.'

 

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Wish I could be there.

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10 extra on the cost of your ticket to Queens to watch this match. What a bargain and all for charity !! Well done the foursome.

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Why has someone given Debbie a red arrow for her comments? Andy is supporting a friend with cancer(as is Tim, Ivan and Tomas). Believe me you need the support of friends while dealing with cancer!

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Well done Andy i am looking foward to seeing this match and for a great cause as well i do hope your friend Ross is doing well it's nice to know he has such good friends around him at such a hard time in his life. Also to see Tim again will be great i love watching him play.

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Seconded to Jean's comments.

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Seth. I can assure you it wasn't me! And I did actually appreciate the Shakespeare quote. This match will raise money for a great cause. One close to my heart.

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If you dare demur these charitable souls will report you for abuse.

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Like Jean think it will be great. Hope it's shown on tv. All the best to Ross. I know exactly what he's going through. Hope there are no stupid remarks from certain people who love to berate Andy!

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What a lovely idea Andy playing against his Coach Ivan; should be a great match to watch. Then Andy pairing up with good friend Tim Henman to play Ivan and Tomas another great event. Really looking forward to June 16th when this all happens. Good Luck Andy and Tim. Let us hope it raises a great deal of Money for a very good cause as Cancer affects so many people these days in different forms. I hope Ross is responding to his treatment and will make a complete recovery please God. Look forward to seeing him back on the team. God Bless you Ross.

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What a lovely idea Andy playing against his Coach Ivan; should be a great match to watch. Then Andy pairing up with good friend Tim Henman to play Ivan and Tomas another great event. Really looking forward to June 16th when this all happens. Good Luck Andy and Tim. Let us hope it raises a great deal of Money for a very good cause as Cancer affects so many people these days in different forms. I hope Ross is responding to his treatment and will make a complete recovery please God. Look forward to seeing him back on the team. God Bless you Ross.

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