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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lendl Decides to Stay

Ivan Lendl said on Monday he has shelved any plans of retirement from top level tennis until the end of this year.

Lendl, 33, playing on a U.S. team for the first time at the Hopman Cup, said he felt happier about his game after a seven-week winter break from the circuit. "I'm definitely giving myself the whole year," said Lendl, who had a dismal 1993 with first-round defeats at the Australian, French and U.S. Opens.

Lendl agreed his enthusiasm for the game was at a low ebb when he completed his final tournament of the year in Antwerp last November.