Tennis, Anyone? These Days, Lendl's on Links

Tennis, Anyone? These Days, Lendl's on Links

When tennis legend Ivan Lendl is not helping guide Andy Murray to an Australian Open title, he spends his time engaging in his other sporting passion - golf.

And the eight-time grand slam winner and dual Australian champ is very excited about playing Melbourne's famous sandbelt courses.

 

"I've been playing a lot," he says. "I'm hitting it pretty well."

 

When asked which courses he's been on, he answered emphatically: "All of them. I've played Kingston Heath, Victoria, then Royal Melbourne."

 

Lendl, who has a new role as ambassador for the ANZ Bank, was most happy about Royal Melbourne, having played the course just after the recent amateur titles, off the championship tees and pin placements.

 

"And the wind sprang up in the afternoon."

 

The 52-year-old, who took up golf seriously after his tennis career ended at 34, is still open to playing tournaments in the US.


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