Lendl says Murray can end Djokovic's 'golden slam' dream

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Andy Murray Reunited with Coach Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray has what it takes to ruin Novak Djokovic's dreams of sweeping to a 'golden slam', coach Ivan Lendl has said as the Scot prepares for another tilt at the Wimbledon title.

Murray has not won a grand slam since parting ways with Lendl in March 2014 after two years in which he won the 2012 Olympic gold, the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2013 Wimbledon titles.

The two rekindled their partnership on Sunday and are already plotting to stop Djokovic, the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.

The Serb has won the French and Australian titles this year and victory at Wimbledon and the US Open in August would give him a calendar-year grand slam. Adding gold at the Olympics in Rio would see him seal the golden slam.

"To me there is a career grand slam, then all four in a row, next the calendar year grand slam and on the top the golden slam (including the Olympic gold medal). Djokovic has a chance to do that this year," Lendl told British media.

"Obviously Andy and I would like to ruin those plans if we can.

"We know Andy has it in him. So now the question is 'can he do it again?' I think that's an easier question to answer than 'can you do it at all?'"

Lendl and Murray's renewed partnership began with a victory over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, the Wimbledon warm-up event, on Tuesday.

The Scot next meets countryman Aljaz Bedene or Frenchman Benoit Paire.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia lifts the trophy following his victory during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray (L) of United Kingdom and Novak Djokovic (R) of Serbia pose before the men's single final match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France on June 05, 2016. (Photo by Emine Urer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a forehand during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Great Britain's Andy Murray during their men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends Day Fifteen, Men single's Final of the 2016 French Tennis Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Hekimian/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a forehand during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic speaks to the referee during his men's final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during the men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
People attend the men's final match between Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Andy Murray of United Kingdom during the men's single final match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France on June 05, 2016. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a forehand during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Actress Hilary Swank attends Day Fifteen, Men single's Final of the 2016 French Tennis Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Hekimian/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during his men's final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his men's final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) shakes hands with Britain's Andy Murray after winning the men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the men's final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) embraces Britain's Andy Murray after winning the men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: A dejected Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on following his defeat during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the help of the ball girls during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy following his victory during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the runners up trophy following the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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