Originally Posted by Sjengster
It's working well at the moment but he'll need one eventually, the clay-court season showed us that; I'm pretty sure if he'd had a coach he wouldn't have looked so completely clueless about how to play Kuerten during that RG defeat. A coach could also help him improve his technique so he can finally hit a decent topspin backhand and stop shanking so many off the frame. It's been pointed out that the step he takes towards his backhand side is too big and he ends up hitting the ball late, hence the mishits.
He had an okay clay season. He was 11-2 on it overall, and he won a clay masters. He only played in 3 clay tournements and won 1/3 (Rome TMS, HamburgTMS, RG) so thats not bad. His backhand is shaky at times, but it was good, sometimes great this week at Halle.