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Lendl 'making plans' for Murray

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Andy Murray is convinced his game is moving in the right direction and that he will benefit from Ivan Lendl's input. 

Lendl has returned to Murray's stable following a two-year absence and, according to the world No 2, the 56-year-old is already making plans ahead of Wimbledon.

The Czech-born, eight-time Grand Slam winner was in Murray's corner when the Scot enjoyed a golden spell of form that brought Olympic glory, as well as titles at Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon, all within 11 months.

However, Lendl and Murray went their separate ways in March 2014, before the latter joined forces with Amelie Mauresmo.

But with Murray without a Grand Slam title in almost three years, the pair split in May and the French two-time Slam winner was replaced by Lendl who began his second term as the 29-year-old's mentor by watching his player claim a fifth title at Queen's Club.

Murray admitted that he, Lendl and coach Jamie Delgado talked briefly about Sunday's title-clinching victory over Milos Raonic, before quickly turning their attentions to Wimbledon.

"We spoke about Sunday's match but more about next week and planning for Wimbledon, on how I'm going to prepare for that, the things that we're going to be working on.

"It's not concentrating too much on the win. It's like, 'Okay, great, now what do we do tomorrow? What do we do to get better over these next few days to put myself in a better position for Wimbledon?'

"He was definitely happy with this week because of the way that I fought, the way that I played in the big moments and the preparation, getting five matches when I had literally zero preparation for this event. It's turned out to be a great week."

Regarding his current form, he added: "I am giving myself chances every week right now and winning a lot of matches.

"It's been a good three months or so and I need to try to keep that up between now and the end of the year."

So how will he spend his time getting his game in shape to compete at the All-England Club? "It's obviously good preparation to win the event right beforehand but I still have eight days until my first match at Wimbledon, so there's time to make things better and there's also time to mess things up.

"If I have five rubbish days of practice and don't put everything into it and concentrate on what I'm trying to do and get better, then I can go into Wimbledon feeling rubbish.

"It's been great but I'm aware that I need to stay on it these next seven days. If I do that, then I'll put myself in a good position.

"I'll take a couple of off-days next week because I need it.

"Most of the time it's just being around the family, go for a walk with the dogs, do normal stuff away from the court. I'm looking forward to it."

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