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

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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...

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