Miles Maclagan would not be surprised to see questions asked of Andy Murray's relationship with coach Ivan Lendl if the Scot's wait for a grand slam title goes on much longer.
Murray began working with the eight-time grand slam champion at the end of last year, 18 months after ending a two-and-a-half-year stint with former Great Britain Davis Cup player Maclagan.
That spell included Murray's first two grand slam finals, one at the US Open and one at the Australian Open, both of which he lost to Roger Federer.
Under Lendl, the Scot has yet to add to his three slam finals, although he went very close to beating world number one Novak Djokovic in an epic semi-final in Melbourne in January.
Maclagan can see an evolution from when he was working with Murray in the 25-year-old's game, and he said: "It's been a gradual process of improving, trying to play more aggressively and being more assertive.
"I think it's been a slow process.
"Everyone is on a journey, you try to get from A to B, and you don't always go directly, sometimes you have to go through Z, Y and X. Every player has got issues they're trying to work on.
"The media love to jump on the fact Lendl's there and everything's great and that's the coach he wanted, but we'll see.
"In a year's time, if he doesn't have any slams the media again will be saying, 'Is he the right coach? Does he need someone with more than eight grand slams?'."
Maclagan will be more than just an interested spectator on Saturday as the coach of Marcos Baghdatis, who takes on Murray in the third round at Wimbledon.
Maclagan began working with the Cypriot last summer, but Baghdatis does not believe his connection with Murray will be that important in this encounter.
Baghdatis said: "Miles is helping me a lot in my game but we'll talk about what I have to do and not much about Andy. He's taught me to be more aggressive and go to the net more."
Baghdatis is ranked 42nd but is a dangerous opponent, particularly on grass. He reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2006, the same year he made his only grand slam final appearance in Australia.
"I feel like I'm playing pretty well, I'm feeling good on court," said the 27-year-old. "It's just about finding a way to win from now on.
"I know it's going to be a very difficult match. He's playing at home and it will be very tough for me to win but I'll just go out there, give my best and try to find the right solutions."
The pair have been given prime position on the schedule, third on Centre, and Baghdatis added: "It's going to be a great privilege to play on Centre Court again and I'm looking forward to that moment."