Andy Murray has restored Ivan Lendl as his coach in time for the start of the grass court season, the British number one has announced. Murray has been without a coach since splitting with Amelie Mauresmo last May but was still able to reach the French Open final where he lost to Novak Djokovic.

Murray and Lendl worked together for 26 months between December 2011 and March 2014. During that period the 29-year-old won two grand slam titles, at the US Open and Wimbledon, and singles gold at the Olympic Games.

But ahead of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club and the third grand slam of the season at Wimbledon, Murray has opted to re-establish the partnership with Lendl after the pair's hugely successful spell together.

"Ivan's single-minded and knows what it takes to win the big events," Murray said in a statement. "I had two very successful years working with him. I'm looking forward to Ivan joining the team again and helping me try and reach my goals."

After losing in four sets to Djokovic in Paris, Murray will begin his grass court campaign against France's Nicolas Mahut when Queen's gets underway on Monday [13 June]. Jamie Delgado coach Murray to the final in the French capital and will remain part of the Scot's team.