Murray coach plays down expectations

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Ivan Lendl has played down Andy Murray's chances of recording back-to-back Grand Slam wins at the Australian Open.

The pair teamed up at the start of 2012 and despite a few mixed results in the early part of the year, the Czech's influence shone through in the summer as Murray won Olympic gold before claiming his first major at the US Open.
This has led to him being tipped to challenge for all the game's biggest tournaments in 2013 and he is expected to provide Novak Djokovic's main opposition at the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open.
However, Lendl has called for patience and says neither he nor the 25-year-old have set any targets for next year and are just looking to take things slowly.
"Tennis is a very difficult sport to win these days with the likes of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal and Andy in that group - it's very, very difficult to succeed," Lendl said.
"I am not going to go there... I never get into the details of his game with anyone because it not necessary for anyone other than Andy to know.
"The best way to go about it is one game at a time."

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