Coach Lendl believes ‘Olympic hero’ Murray will breeze through US Open

Updated: Aug 26, 2012, 17:23 PM IST

London: Tennis ace Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl believes all of his rivals will view the world No 4 in different light at the U.S. Open after his Olympic gold winning heroics.

Murray, ready to kick off against Russia’s Alex Bogomolov, is still buzzing after landing a gold at London Olympics 2012 by dismantling Roger Federer on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

“Is winning the Olympics as good as winning a Slam? It’s obviously right up there,”

Lendl, who bagged a hat-trick of U.S. Open titles between 1985 and 1987, believes his golden boy is on a roll, and has the look of a ‘champion’ on his face.

“We’ve spoken about the Olympics, and how it gives you confidence, so Andy should be more relaxed and more comfortable,