Originally Posted by lau
Plus, they don´t want to coach
That is not being mercenaries, that is having priorities.
They won´t save the world coaching players.
They already spent years and years living in hotel rooms. Why would they continue on tour, coaching (for much more less money... and this people already have A LOT of money) if they have a family at home (for example)?
And I agree with GWH, tennis players have BIG egos
For a person who doesn't like River Plate, you still make a lot of sense.
Seriously, I think you hit all the major points. Bottom line is they're tired of the travel and they're rich...why would they want to coach?
But I would love to see the top players do a bit more. Not coaching, but in other capacities.
For example, Pat Rafter would be an awesome mentor for the players and a great ambassador to tennis, and is one of my all time favorites. Maybe he is doing things involving the game - but I never hear of it. If he does, please let me know, because I'd love to hear it.
Pete Sampras - never a favorite of mine, but I think its a shame that the man just plays golf 24/7. He could do a lot more to help US tennis.
People diss Johnny Mac here but I've heard so many stories about how the players come to him for advice - he's always there, ready to help. I see Guillermo Villas helping the Argentines. I wish there were more ex-players like both of them.
Andre has said that he would like to continue doing things in tennis when he retires. I would love to see it because he's a good ambassador for the game. Maybe he can be our first tennis commissioner - a position imho that is desperately needed since the ATP is filled with a bunch of clueless clowns.