The previous world primary has stunned many, together with Rusedski, with the extent at which he has been in a position to play solely eight and a half months after hip resurfacing surgical procedure.
In a three-week stint in China, Murray beat now world quantity 11 Matteo Berrettini and pushed Dominic Thiem and Fabio Fognini exhausting in shut defeats.
It was an enormous step up from the performances Murray produced on his return to singles motion in America in August and gave hope to his followers, in addition to the Scot, that he might maybe once more problem for tennis’ largest titles.
However, after two years of struggles together with his proper hip and on the age of 32, Rusedski believes it’s too early to make future predictions.
The previous British primary instructed the PA Information Company: “I’ve been pleasantly stunned. I assumed it will be far more troublesome for him, I assumed it will take somewhat bit longer, however he’s performed very, very nicely.
“The query mark continues to be how a lot can his physique take week in, week out. There’s nonetheless an extended street again.
“He’s performed two matches again to again, however can he play three, 4, 5 days in a row? It’s too exhausting to foretell. I feel we’ll know extra when he performs the Australian Open and a three-out-of-five-set match.
“It’s not his mentality or his tennis, it’s what the body will allow him to do. But the signs are very positive.”
Rusedski and Murray are on a listing that now contains Dan Evans, who at 43 on this planet is the top-ranked participant in Britain for the primary time.
Evans’ stellar kind since returning unranked from a year-long medication ban final spring coupled with Kyle Edmund’s slide has left the 29-year-old in prime spot, and Rusedski believes he can climb considerably larger.
“Sometimes you go through difficult situations and it forces you to grow up and take stock and do all those things that Dan has done,” mentioned Rusedski.
“We’ve at all times recognized he had the expertise and the flexibility and I had a sense originally of this 12 months once I noticed him in Australia that he was going to have a unbelievable season.
“I think top 20 would be a realistic goal for him if he can keep on the momentum he’s had this season.”
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Edmund will discover himself outdoors the highest 70 on Monday having began the season ranked 14.
A knee harm plagued him for the primary half of the season and Edmund is presently on a seven-match dropping run relationship again to early August.
Rusedski additionally cited the break up from coach Fredrik Rosengren, who retired abruptly in February.
“He’s got to reset, look at what he needs to do and really use this off season to push forward and improve his game,” mentioned Rusedski, a former coach of Edmund.
“It’s exhausting to rise up to the highest 15 but it surely’s even tougher to remain there since you’ve bought to repeatedly get higher, it’s important to be wholesome and it’s important to have the correct crew round you.
“The second year when you get there is always the toughest, which Kyle’s gone through, and year three is usually the rebound year so there’s no reason why Kyle shouldn’t be back in the top 50 in 2020.”
Rusedski was talking whereas he helped out at a Most cancers Analysis UK store to launch the charity’s partnership with the Nitto ATP Finals in London subsequent month.
A treasure hunt throughout a number of Most cancers Analysis UK retailers in London and on the charity’s EBay store from October 18 to November 10 will supply followers the possibility to assert prizes together with signed objects from main gamers.
Rusedski mentioned: “Everybody in their life has been affected with cancer somehow or another, so I think it’s a great cause and a great partnership.”
The event on the O2 is shaping as much as be a battle of the younger challengers versus the previous guard, with US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev the present entrance runner to be the most effective of the subsequent technology.
Medvedev’s success has reignited the talk about when a brand new face goes to win a grand slam.
“It’s getting closer,” mentioned Rusedski. “I thought it was either going to be next year or the year after. Medvedev is the guy you’re looking at who could possibly win one. It’ll be a very exciting end of the season, which will set up 2020 beautifully.”