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Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are perfectly satisfied to keep their coaching relationships from getting too intense by working part-time together. The Scot ranked fourth in the world has confirmed that while he won't have Lendl in his corner at every event, the pair do keep in communication.
"I speak to him after every match," said Murray after going down in the weekend Dubai final to Roger Federer. "I was never going to do the whole schedule with him."
While Murray was reaching last week's Dubai final with a loss to Roger Federer, Lendl was at home in Florida, playing the week before in a senior final. But the teacher and pupil had an intense training block in the Florida heat after the Australian Open.
"We worked on some things before coming here, just been trying to put them into the matches little by little. This week was a good start," said Murray before flying to Los Angeles to prepare for the weekend start of the Indian Wells Masters. "The plan is we did the period after Australia, then he's going to be in Miami (from mid-March).
"Then he's going to be in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and then the week after Barcelona as well I'm going to do some training. We'll be spending a lot of time together between now and the French Open."