Originally Posted by Rosie
Yes I agree that it is good to take your time over a decision as important as this. Many people think a coach is just someone who travels with you to book the practice courts etc - but in reality they are much more than that. A good coach is more of a Father figure/best friend/mentor all rolled into one - certainly more than just a business associate. They share your good times and your bad times , and are probably with the player on Tour more than his family or his partner - so having a good relationship is very important. The dynamics between player and coach are very delicate, not to be under-estimated and extremely important to the players' happiness and success. If Nico is not sure - he should step back, take his time, - and wait until he is sure.
And for Nico, I think the father figure is important.
Although as I type that, I think Nico has matured a lot this past year. His dad said recently that Nico used to come to him for advice...and now he's making decisions on his own.
I kind of feel like a proud mom...my boy is growing up....lol!