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Martin ruining Nole's serve is even more pathetic myth. How someone who had better serve than Nole could have ruined his serve. If Nole needed excuse he should have employed Chang to improve his serve and net play. Rookie mistake
Not really, Nole went from decent server to one of the worst in top 50. If I remember correctly, he was for a while the only player with more dfs than aces in top 50 if not in top 100, something like that. No idea what exactly Martin was supposed to do, but he must have had some impact there.

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most pathetic myth ever.......Soderling had mono that's mono
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I think Djokovic's bad serving year was very helpful to develop him in such a great returning and baseline player for his next great year

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I think Djokovic's bad serving year was very helpful to develop him in such a great returning and baseline player for his next great year
With that I agree. It came as a blessing in disguise. The suffering he went through when he lost his serve forced him to be a better player overall. He had to put the extra hard work not to lose his place in the ATP. It was an extremely hard thing to do. I admire him more for his 2010 season than the following one. That's when he showed what he is made of. It must have not been easy for him.



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Re: Todd Martin with Djokovic: The worst coaching stint in tennis history?

It's looking even worse now

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Todd Martin was a nobody who wanted to coach a legend in the making. He tried to make a slam runner up out of a slam champion and he failed. I am glad Nole came into his senses.

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Not really, Nole went from decent server to one of the worst in top 50. If I remember correctly, he was for a while the only player with more dfs than aces in top 50 if not in top 100, something like that. No idea what exactly Martin was supposed to do, but he must have had some impact there.
The Djokovic camp opted to adjust his serve because his shoulder was seriously bothering him. Even if he were to leave it alone, it probably would have been screwed.

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This debate is a very short-sighted one. There are plenty of other notorious player/coach combinations.

Currently, does anyone feel like Roger Rasheed is adding anything to Dimitrov's game?

I personally didn't care for Stefanki's work with Henman, and Larry is otherwise a great coach.

And let's not forget Dean Goldfine's outstanding job of turning Roddick from a big hitter to a failed Rafael Nadal clone.

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Re: Todd Martin with Djokovic: The worst coaching stint in tennis history?

Those are all good shouts as well

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Yes Todd Martin cost No1e two years of his career.
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