I would agree that I don't think it's as clear-cut as a change of coach making the difference. I've only been able to actually watch a couple of his matches this year, but in those I don't think he was playing either badly or differently--it's just that his draws have not been exactly kind. I don't think his ankle's still fully better (he's still wearing the support), and although he was erratic against Dodig even that is not unusual. He has always been hot and cold and ever-so-slightly inconsistent.
I think that he's in a bit of an awkward, transitional stage at the moment--a bit too good for Challengers, but not quite on a sufficiently consistent level to hold his own on a full-time main tour schedule.
Admittedly, Vincente did amazing things with him at the end of last year, but I think it's perhaps too soon to be blaming Oscar just yet. Personally, I'm keeping everything crossed and hoping for the best.
(And doing a lot of whining that he and Tommy aren't on a televised court today, boo.)
Oh, and a couple of questions that are a little off-topic from the current discussion:
1) Am I OK to post pictures that aren't necessarily current/related to the topic in hand in here? I have some lovely Espanyol ones burning a hole in my hard drive that I'd love to share (if you've not all got them already.
2) Is it OK to mention Gerard in here too, as I can't see a thread for him (and I know no-one else cares much)--only, he's in the final of this weeks F2 Futures in Portugal, wheee! \o/
ETA: Also, Sweeting pretty comprehensively took out Monaco, so that makes me feel a little better about Marcel's loss earlier this week.