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uh, Andy fired Brad. And Hired Dean!

Well some of us thought something might be up.....whoa. (remember I was the one who harped on it when he didn't go to Thailand and just stopped traveling as much?)

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Roddick sacks Gilbert
By Leo Schlink
December 13, 2004

ANDY Roddick has ended his 18-month partnership with coach Brad Gilbert.

The world No. 2 and US Open winner won 121 of 147 matches and nine titles under Gilbert, but has decided it is time for a change.

No reason has been given for the split, which comes just two weeks after Gilbert was strongly criticised by Mike Agassi, father of Andre Agassi, another former Gilbert charge.

Roddick sacked his previous coach Tarik Benhabiles after an opening-round loss to Armenian Sargis Sargsian at the French Open last year.

Gilbert, who parted from Agassi the previous season, immediately revived the young American's stocks with a typically heady game plan and improved concentration.

The author of the aptly titled Winning Ugly, Gilbert guided Roddick to the No. 1 mark last year and helped the 22-year-old to titles at Miami, Queen's Club, San Jose and Indianapolis this season.

Gilbert's departure will trigger a clamour for the unexpectedly vacant position, and Gilbert is unlikely to remain on the sidelines for long either.

Roddick had appeared unusually quiet during the US's 3-2 Davis Cup final defeat to Spain in Seville this month.

It is understood he was mulling over the decision.

Former world No. 1 Jim Courier's name has already been linked to Roddick.

Mike Agassi recently touched on Gilbert's gregarious nature.

"You can shut the Grand Canyon, but you can't shut Brad Gilbert's mouth," he said.

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as i said in gm, thats just shocking.

How many times must we of shot nerves witness the undoubted pain & suffering of muppets everywhere before we stand up against the cavemen??

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I can only imagine how furious Brad is... he said so many times he only wanted a long-term coaching position and stuff like that. Oh well, I hope they didn't part on bad terms or anything and just that Andy realized he needed a change, which is hard to disagree with. Brad did a lot of great tihngs with him and hopefully Andy will keep those all with him and that he'll find someone who can really help him break over all the humps he didn't get over in 2004 - mentally and technically.

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Quite surprising, I also hope they parted on good terms and that when Andy's new coach he grows even more tough- mentally and technically- and his new coach is even better for his game.

Courier would make a nice coach in my opinion.

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oooh and clay. i mean, andys not particualry bad on clay but if he had someone like courier he could expand and really become a threat on all surfaces.

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oh. my. god.

wow, we had been talking about this back during thalinad, but i never really thought it would happen this year. wow. im not saying its a bad thing, even though i did like gilbert for some reason, im just really surprised
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I know, Danielle, that's kinda exactly how I feel - like even though some of us thought something was odd/off, I didn't think he was gonna fire him! and just what, like 4 or 5 days ago Brad posted on his site about DC and starting up with Andy so this must've been really recent. I liked BG b/c he did a lot for Andy and seemed to truly care. But if Andy himself, once again, realized he needed a change and that something wasn't right, good for him. I just hope that he already has another plan in motion - whether it's with Jim or someone else good, so that the off-season is not wasted, he has a lot to work on for Australia where I really think he has a good shot to go way deep.

With his charity thing this weekend I hope more news comes out about it - it's odd that one Australian paper is like the ONLY place that has it - not that Leo Schlink is not trustworthy but it's just a lil odd and he doesn't say where he got the news from either.

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well, ill be gone all day, so talk to ya all later. i have to go out and test the santa ana river for my science fair project from the mountains to the ocean, so i will be a while lol. im just really surprised about this whole thing....
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have a great day I'll be gone all day too, studying and taking practice exams. Hopefully more news will have surfaced by the time we return later

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WOW

That's realy shocking!!
For me Brad was doing such a great job with Andy, but will be realy good see Andy good in all the surfaces!! (even on clay)

But I'm still surprise with that new

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hmmm
i heard from a friend in the states that gilbert has been unhappy with the lifestyle andy has been living the past few months and that he doesnt think andy is dedicated enough....im kinda shocked that andy would do this i mean gilbert is a great coach and i dont think there are many of that calibre...i would like andy to work with lundgren..federers old coach...might give him some tips....it wont be long till hes had enough with safin.
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WOW I guess something has seemed a little off with them lately but this does surprise me! Brad might not have been one of my favorites but he did alot of good things for Andy. Now my curiosity really kicks into high gear about what happens next

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hmmm
i heard from a friend in the states that gilbert has been unhappy with the lifestyle andy has been living the past few months and that he doesnt think andy is dedicated enough....im kinda shocked that andy would do this i mean gilbert is a great coach and i dont think there are many of that calibre...i would like andy to work with lundgren..federers old coach...might give him some tips....it wont be long till hes had enough with safin.
Yeah, Peter did amazings things with Federer and Marat
Federer mnow is number thanks to Peter
Marat make a AMAZING return to the top 5 thanks to Peter too

I would like to see Andy with Peter
But Brad was amazing too

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unbelievable, come out of nowhere!

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