I was just joking with Gilbert and his "winning ugly" strategy, daze, I can't stand Gilbert!
Originally Posted by star
"but" because Guille doesn't really need any help on how to play on clay.
Higueras in my mind is more of a guru than a coach. He doesn't travel. He has a regimen, and a philosophy, but he's not a day to day coach. Also, he is a little "old school" He hasn't coached anyone (at least publically) for a while now.
Wow, we can feel the love in your post, star!
It makes sense to me, at this state of his career, to focus on clay in order to rebuild his game and I'm glad he wants to work with a claycourt specialist, actually.
As for the fact that Higueras doesn't travel, the article in La Nacion sounds slightly different, at least for the clay season. But daze is right, Perlas said anyway that Guille asked him to be there only for the big events. He must have a sort of "Tony Roche" ideal in his mind. I'm not sure either it will work for him, but if he doesn't try, he'll never know!
That made me laugh when you write that Higueras is old school. Poor José, he always was a bit old school, even as an active player!
You're right about that.
But at least he has a lot of coaching experience. My personal "nightmare" was that Guille continues to work with one of his recently retired "buddies" à la Rodriguez or Moyano!
I think Guille wasn't in a great position to seek for a new coach with his recent results, I'm relieved he gets a chance to work with somebody like Higueras in those conditions. That's why I hope they will at least give it a try for the European clay season!