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Safin and Lundgren

So I'm curious, how significant an effect on Safin's competitive play do you all think Lundgren has been? Has Peter made the difference?

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I think he has. Marat still has his little tantrums, but he's much better at getting his head back on straight after. Also, having seen Marat practice with different coaches over the years, I can tell you that Lundgren is the first coach I've ever seen him actually LISTEN to.

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Lundgren's had an enourmous impact on Marat!
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Peter is a great coach and is showing everyone how underrated he is.
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Peter has been a big positive. When Marat's results dropped after his AO coming out party there were discussions about getting rid of Peter on MTF. I felt strongly that Peter should stay on the team. I think that once Marat made up his mind that he wanted to put in the work, Peter was just the man to help him succeed. I get the impression that Peter really cares about Marat, too. I think they are a winning combo. Peter was the right man at the right time in Marat's life. I'm so happy they jumped this hurdle together.
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Re: Safin and Lundgren

So is Lundgren the new superstar tennis coach a la Gilbert?

Hope he writes a book.

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Re: Safin and Lundgren

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Coaching a Man Who Dosen't Like To Listen - by Peter Lundgren

I really like him. He seems to understand Safin and know the right time to say things and when not to.

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Well Peter has definetly a big effect on Marat. Those 2 work together really well and Peter has helped Marat a lot. Marat has said this also, after his victory today, that Peter has a lot to do with it and he hopes they can continue for a long time.

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I think he has. Marat still has his little tantrums, but he's much better at getting his head back on straight after. Also, having seen Marat practice with different coaches over the years, I can tell you that Lundgren is the first coach I've ever seen him actually LISTEN to.
Definately - I agree. Most important thing is that Marat respects Peter - the other coaches he had were just friends like Denis or very temporary measures. Peter is a calm, steady, gentle sort of person - quiet but very strong too - I think he has been pivotal to Marat's success this past few months.

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Peter Lundgren has made a big difference in Marat's game and attitutide. Lundgren was a good ATP Tour player but he has really made his mark as a fine tennis coach. Congrats Marat safin on winning the 2005 Australian Open! And congrats to Peter on coaching Safin to the 2005 Australian Open title. I'm sure after being fired by Roger Federer in late 2003 coaching Safin to the Australian Open title including the thrilling 5 set win over Federer his former pupil is the greatest moment of his tennis career as a player and coach!

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and he hopes they can continue for a long time.
Me too! When Peter was working with Roger, he won 1 slam and reached #2. When Roger dumped Peter, he won 3 more slams and reached #1. So Marat, stay with Peter as long as possible please and don't fire him! #1 is for Roger! Seriously, good to see the combo Marat/Peter working that well and I wish them a lot of success!
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a bit from Marat
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Safin paid special tribute to Lundgren, who began coaching the Russian in May of last year.

``I never believed in myself until I started working with him,'' said Safin.

``We worked really hard. We communicate really well. He understood who I am and I understood what he wants from me.''

Safin said it took four or five months for the work to show in tournaments.

``They are continuing to come,'' Safin said. ``He makes me believe that I can be a good player, and I don't have so much doubt about myself, about my tennis. He's a great person and a great coach.''

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a bit from Marat
I can be a good player, and I don't have so much doubt about myself
Safin is becoming arrogant...
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Coaching a Man Who Dosen't Like To Listen - by Peter Lundgren
LOL. This isn't the Tennis Books thread.

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Re: Safin and Lundgren

I'm just building off your idea in here!

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