I do think it was just bad luck for Federer to draw Murray in the first round. And regarding the fire, I doubt if he really can have it anymore for every single tournament. I suppose he wanted to win Dubai but its definitely not his top priority. The good thing for him is that he goes into IW/Miami without the pressure of having to defend points.
He had the same luck as Murray had to draw Tsonga in the 1st round of the AO.
A lot of people seem to forget that Roger didn't lose to any muppet. Andy is a very good player and some years ago it was normal for a No. 1 ranked player to lose a match every now and then. Roger was right when he said at the AO that he created a monster with his achievements in the last years.
Yes, it's a good thing that Roger can gain points in Indian Wells and Miami for a change now
Also agree about the coach issue. I think it doesn't have to be a well known or famous coach. Just someone who gets along with him and mainly works to keep up the motivation.
He apparently works with the Swiss Daviscup coach now and I can't judge how this works out.
I just think it would be helpful for him to have someone at his side for this time of his career who travels with him. Roger seems to be someone who chooses the team around him really careful and maybe he thought so far: I try it with a interim solution until I find the right man.
Maybe GWH is more appropriate to say something about the coach issue
(Only if he feels it is worthy to write about this topic of course)
As for GM, I usually first visit GM after a Nadal loss because once you read the worst possible sort of drivel, the acceptance becomes easier. Anyways IW is not that far away and Fed will probably be very motivated to do well there
But what's the need of reading all this crap? MTF is a place for exaggeration.
I hope for a good draw for him in Indian Wells so that he finally gets some matchpraxis.
I lurked at VB
and saw this beauty, fell in love instantly
You are a member of VB
? What does this place offer what RF.com doesn't have?
It was a mock thread "I'm god and my shit doesn't smell" which Roger had supposeddly said on the swiss radio
It's even worse (read more stupid) than you could imagine
So much the better for me to stay away from there.