Happy Murray praise for Lendl

Defending champion Andy Murray paid tribute to his former coach Ivan Lendl after recovering to beat Australia's Matthew Ebden in the second round of the Sony Open in Miami.

The Scot lost the first set before going on a run of winning 12 out of 13 games en route to a 3-6 6-0 6-1 triumph but admitted he must now find a way to win without the Czech's assistance.

Lendl helped Murray break his major title duck at the 2012 US Open before adding last year's Wimbledon title, having also won Olympic gold at London 2012 in SW19, but the pair announced an amicable split ahead of the Miami tournament due to conflicting schedules.

"It was very different without him, it's been a hard few days," Murray told Sky Sports.

Big part

"He's been a big part of my career and to not have him around is going to be tough, but I just need to get on with it now and try to get back to playing my best tennis."

Reflecting on the match itself, he added: "He (Ebden) was playing well at the net in the first set.

"I had six break points, I think, but I couldn't convert. But I played better in the second and third set.

"I got broken right at the beginning of the third set, I played a sloppy game and needed to fire myself up, but I turned it around after that and won six games in a row."