GREG Rusedski is an Arsenal fan who would quite happily have seen the back of Arsene Wenger this summer but that doesn't mean all the superstar coaches out there are past their sell-by date.

When it comes to Ivan Lendl and the happy alchemy of his relationship with Andy Murray, Rusedski feels it is a success story which is set to run and run.

For a variety of reasons, the Scot and his Czech mate spent four months apart from January to May, but no sooner were they together again prior to the French Open last month than Murray was piecing together his best tennis of the year so far on a promising run to the semi-finals.

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With the two men still in tandem for the grass court season - which for Murray begins with a second round match against Aljaz Bedene at Queen's Club today - hope springs eternal for a third Wimbledon title.

Rusedski - in Gleneagles last weekend to compete in the Brodies Tennis Invitational event - feels the dynamic of the relationship is simple. Plenty out there might try to second guess the psychology of the World No 1 but Lendl is one of the few men out there who has been there, done it and got the T-shirt.

"Well, he hadn't won a major until Lendl showed up," said Rusedski. "Then when Lendl left he didn't win another major. Then Lendl shows up again and he wins another major and ends the year as No 1. So it is no co-incidence.

"Jamie Delgado has done a great job, committing to 40 weeks a year, but what Lendl brings is different," the former US Open runner-up said. "There are very few people who have been through what Andy has done, being World No 1 and winning multiple majors. But Andy still has to win five more majors to catch up with Ivan and I think that really benefits him. All the best look for great champions who can relate to what they are going through. That is what great players bring - passion, tactics the psyche and you can't really question them because they have done it all on the court.

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"That French Open run will really have helped him," Rusedski added. "For me, the turning point I think was against [Juan Martin] Del Potro. He just kept his head down for the first hour or so then just went from strength to strength. Against Stan [Wawrinka] he ran out of gas a bit in the fifth set but he was on anti-biotics during that match. Missing the final might actually work in his favour because I couldn't really see him beating Rafa in that final. I don't care who he was playing, no-one was going to stop Rafa winning La Decima. But Wimbledon won't be as physically taxing and he has played himself nicely into shape."

The last decade or so has been a golden decade for men's tennis but the summer of 2017 might just go down as the one which tops it all. With veteran duo Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal confounding everyone to reach the mid point of the year as the ATP tour's top players and one Grand Slam each, the scene is set for a titanic struggle at SW19 between the sport's old guard and their presumed successors, Murray and Novak Djokovic. Throw in a supporting cast of the likes of Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic, and emerging young players like Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem and followers of the sport should be in for a treat. Murray may be a man with a cause, making a point to those who have written him off after early season injury and loss of form.

"Andy has never been in need of work or motivation," said Rusedski. "He is one of the hardest workers out there. But he does like a challenge. He does likes something extra out there to motivate him, whether it is something out there happening on courtside, just something to get his spice going. So I can't wait for this Wimbledon. Last year I thought it was Andy's year. This year it is much more open. For Andy to win the title in back-to-back years would be fantastic.

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"I don't think we will have another Andy for a long time because that is a unique individual," Rusedski added. "But I think he would like to try to win all four majors. I don't think it was the pressure of being No 1, though everybody said it. If you are not healthy - no matter how great a champion you are - you can't accomplish what you want to accomplish. But he looks healthy now and looks like he is playing well.

"These are very exciting times. Men's tennis this year has been fantastic. You look at Andy's year and think it has been a little bit of a struggle but he made such a push for No 1 last year, winning five events in a row. In retrospect he should perhaps have taken a two week holiday then started again at Australia, then he might not have got the shingles. But it looks like he has got his mojo back, which is good timing ahead of the grass court season. There is quite a lot at play here at Wimbledon, we don't know quite who is best. But I would probably put Murray and Federer as the two guys gunning it out for the title."