If he keeps entering more events, his game is bound to click at some stage.
this is the statement - it just has to click...he could lose 6-2 6-1 then lose 6-4 6-1 then all of a suddent win 2-6 6-4 6-2 and then win 6-1 6-1 and this would be like...
and i could see it happening.
but no matter what he says, losing to volandri 6-2 6-1 was a set back in how he sees himself. they had a very close good match last time they played in umag (05) but it sounds like jayjay saw this match, and i could see that kind of thing, where he is going for winners without patience.
but that could be a coaching strategy....NOT to change his game. but to change his FEAR. we all know he is riddled with fear right now & is entirely too tight in front of an audience (from all reports, he is absolutely fine & even brilliant in practice) so maybe he was told 'just GO for it - hit the cobwebs out of your system.... sooner or later you will find your range & they'll go in. then you can add the touch shots etc.'
sounds like in this case volandri happened to be really ON for the day and so there was not mnuch time to practice this 'all out assault', but i am guessing he is not changing his strategy as a player, he is just attacking some ghoists & probably not a bad idea. plus the difference between his later performances and that of 03-04 was how aggressive he was in ADDITION to the patience, and that had gone away. he wont return to the top of competitive form unless he DOES get that aggressive portion back. he can not return as a defensive player and hope to make this comeback.
that said, and i havent read jayjay's comments in GM -- because i dont go there because it is lame-- i happen to think jayjay (if i may speak for you?) loves guillermo coria. he is just disappointed, and has been pushed beyond his natural patience. but if coria bounces back, he will be as happy as any of us.