Originally Posted by foul_dwimmerlaik
Marat doesn't have all that much time though. I admire what Peter did with Marat so far, he's a top-notch coach, but situations are not really comparable. Roger was a junior when Peter started to work with him, his game and personality was still building (as far as I know - I have no in-depth knowledge of Peter-Roger relationship); Marat is an established player and person already, all that Peter can do is some tweaking. Maybe it'll prove enough.
You are right there are some differences and not every situation is the same, but this is where the coach needs to be adaptable to suit the certain types of situation.
Peter did fine thus far, despite recent bad losses, and I admit, those losses were hard to take for me as a fan, especially after the AO. But Marat won a slam, the only really important tournament so far this year. He won it in a very convincing fashion. I have to remind myself that.
Marat will always have losses like this, when he isn't there and can't be bothered with it. My dream is that some Safin fans accept that he mightn't be good enough on that day, was outplayed it does happen now and then, instead of making poor excuses, that won't happen.
He has to peak for the major events and that's what counts.