Originally Posted by debra ¡|:!
I think Andy is happy with the comfort and peace john brings. I think he has to get out of his mental slump befoe he can think about his game. And I don't think his current play is John's fault at all.
I agree. Andy looks much more relaxed and happy these days and I'm sure the comfort level of having family around helps. Being comfortable, mental-wise, goes a long way towards being comfortable and relaxed on the court again.
Plus, John is a real coach, he has coached top top juniors and runs his own academy. It's not like he's a chump just b/c he's Andy's brother.
It's annoying how people toss John off, like he were nothing more than a nepotistic choice. John's resume clearly shows that he has a lot of tennis knowledge and experience and it's been said more than once that John was a better player in his day than Andy was at the same age.
I mean, if we're going by credentials, Brad Gilbert was not a major player on tour either so why would his expertise as coach be any worse or better?