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Does Roger Federer

Lalitha
06-14-2004, 02:35 PM
needs a coach or not????

I guess he does'nt needs one at all. He has won a Grandslam and two Masters titles without a coach.

CarnivalCarnage
06-14-2004, 02:36 PM
Can you change that to "does Roger Federer"?

Lalitha
06-14-2004, 02:51 PM
Done.

star
06-14-2004, 02:57 PM
:hug:

CarnivalCarnage
06-14-2004, 03:01 PM
Done.

Thank you. It's just that that error is fingernails on the chalkboard for an Anglophile.

Neely
06-14-2004, 06:02 PM
he doesn't need one right now, but at some time of his career even Federer will need one because an experienced coach can always show you different angles than if you are all on yourself alone.

MissPovaFan
06-14-2004, 06:08 PM
Maybe he will appoint Blengino at some point - would suit them both at the moment ;)

amethyst
06-14-2004, 06:57 PM
Itīs hard to see what a coach could "teach" him technically right now. But even for Federer a coach might be helpful in terms of strategy/game plan. For example Federer didnīt have a good strategy against Guga in Roland Garros. With a coach he might have approached that match differently.

Eve83
06-14-2004, 08:18 PM
At the moment Iīd say no, he doesnīt need anyone right now. But I guess that in a few years he will need someone who tells him how to improve his game in order to stay on top.

On the other hand, I really donīt know what Roger can improve at all, heīs perfect. Iīve seen him play in Halle last week and itīs amazing. He already looks very cool on tv, but his game is really amazing in person. Heīs a tennis-god;)

Havok
06-14-2004, 08:52 PM
He doesn't seem to need one, but it's always good to have one. He needs to find a coach that matches his personality, extremely laid back, likes to take things slow, not get caught up in the commotion, etc. I think he doesn't really need one atm, but having one will benefit him down the line in the later part of his career. All he has to do now is focus on his game and the coaching gig will be on the backburner until he happens to come across someone or something really big happens and that pushes him to seek out a full time coach asap

LCeh
06-14-2004, 08:59 PM
I think he has been looking for one. I actually thought that being coachless was only gonna be a 3-month thing. I never expected to get as long as it has been now. But I don't know, right now he is okay. But I hope he gets a good one soon. Better to have a good one than not.

Neely
06-14-2004, 09:06 PM
Itīs hard to see what a coach could "teach" him technically right now. But even for Federer a coach might be helpful in terms of strategy/game plan.
exactly, I think the same: it's more the latter than the former whether he could need a coach some time or not.
But sometimes, even absolute top players like Federer have little technical inconsistencies in their game which you're not (always) able to detect yourself or if you are training with Yves Allegro :shrug: ;)

Sjengster
06-14-2004, 09:13 PM
It's working well at the moment but he'll need one eventually, the clay-court season showed us that; I'm pretty sure if he'd had a coach he wouldn't have looked so completely clueless about how to play Kuerten during that RG defeat. A coach could also help him improve his technique so he can finally hit a decent topspin backhand and stop shanking so many off the frame. It's been pointed out that the step he takes towards his backhand side is too big and he ends up hitting the ball late, hence the mishits.

Fedex
06-14-2004, 09:19 PM
It's working well at the moment but he'll need one eventually, the clay-court season showed us that; I'm pretty sure if he'd had a coach he wouldn't have looked so completely clueless about how to play Kuerten during that RG defeat. A coach could also help him improve his technique so he can finally hit a decent topspin backhand and stop shanking so many off the frame. It's been pointed out that the step he takes towards his backhand side is too big and he ends up hitting the ball late, hence the mishits.
He had an okay clay season. He was 11-2 on it overall, and he won a clay masters. He only played in 3 clay tournements and won 1/3 (Rome TMS, HamburgTMS, RG) so thats not bad. His backhand is shaky at times, but it was good, sometimes great this week at Halle.

Sjengster
06-14-2004, 09:37 PM
Yes, it certainly wasn't a bad clay season and both times he lost, it was to real quality in two former RG champions, but the way he lost was somewhat disappointing and ultimately you can win all the warm-up events you like but if you don't produce it in the Slam it's rather a hollow triumph. Hewitt endured all those early losses in Monte Carlo and Rome and had just the one good result in Hamburg, but he was the one who ended up reaching the quarters (not that he made much progress there, he won the same number of games he did in his previous QF in 2001).

His backhand isn't consistently bad, it's patchy, which can be more frustrating at times - Fish said in his interview that he tried to make Federer beat him with his backhand and he did, so bearing in mind the scoreline it must have been pretty good in Halle as you say.

Pea
06-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Wow, I forgot he didn't have a coach yet. I don't think he's in any rush at the moment to get one either.;)

BaselineSmash
06-14-2004, 10:06 PM
God doesn't need a coach. Now a shoeshine might come in handy...

Dirk
06-14-2004, 10:54 PM
Sjengster, Rogi had issues dealing with the changing conditions on that court. He has said he is just not comfortable there yet and needs more matches on it. Guga has the best backhand and was able to spin it up high enough to mess Rogi up. Rogi's problems all started with Kiefer again on Center Court. He just needs more time. His backhand will just get better with time as his volleys. On indoors and grass the ball will stay low so that will help him. He handled the high bounces at Oz pretty darn well too. I hope he does great at Wimbly and Gstaad. I think he will cry when he finally wins a Swiss event.

YoursTruly
06-15-2004, 04:20 AM
Roger is so naturally talented and is one of the rare players who can also boast good mental ability with that, but he'll need a coach eventually. He's proven that he's no fluke and that he is the real deal and can win without one, but the state of not having a coach seems too temporary. I'm sure he'll have one soon, and that's a wise thing to do because you need that extra element in your playing, like a source or form of security and refinement.

hitchhiker
06-15-2004, 04:24 AM
i predict he will get a coach once he loses at wimbledon, it will be a big shock to him

faboozadoo15
06-15-2004, 04:29 AM
he just lost in the third round of the french open-- so based on that alone for how talented he is-- yes, he still needs to find a coach, and a good one.

he is capable of winning a lot without a coach which is all the more impressive, but coaches can really helpm the little things and take so much stress away by delegating things when yur at tournaments and helping with your schedule (not just tournaments, but like practice times and hitting partners and such).

but GO ROGER (anyway!)

trixy
06-15-2004, 04:30 AM
Well I think Roger can deffinetly win slams and do really well without a coach because since wimbledon last yr he seems to have developed much more mental strength. I do think however he will get a coach eventually and hes just taking his time, its not as if he desperately needs one but if he does like every1 said his coach can help him with stratgey/plan ect.

Pea
06-15-2004, 05:14 AM
i predict he will get a coach once he loses at wimbledon, it will be a big shock to him

A jealous rodduck fan.:lol:

PerezRoldan
06-15-2004, 05:34 AM
A jealous rodduck fan.:lol:

Just another sad troll.

At the moment Federer doesn't need a coach, he'll get one as soon as he feels the need is important and there is no need for Roger to rush this decision as he'd better off with no coach than a bad one, and he has already had two outstanding coaches and bad coach is worse than no coach at all.

hitchhiker
06-15-2004, 05:47 AM
Just another sad troll.

At the moment Federer doesn't need a coach, he'll get one as soon as he feels the need is important and there is no need for Roger to rush this decision as he'd better off with no coach than a bad one, and he has already had two outstanding coaches and bad coach is worse than no coach at all.

unfortunately for roger all good coaches are taken, that fat guy was obviously worse then no coach

PerezRoldan
06-15-2004, 06:34 AM
unfortunately for roger all good coaches are taken, that fat guy was obviously worse then no coach

I applaud your ineptitude, that was one of the silliest statements I have seen here, congratulations head of the trolling class.

To take Federer from #51 to #2, yeah that's such a failure.

Happy trolling.

Lalitha
06-15-2004, 06:40 AM
Seems like 90% of the posts says Roger does'nt needs a coach at all. How it would be like if he ends the year as no.1 without a coach??

hitchhiker
06-15-2004, 07:04 AM
Seems like 90% of the posts says Roger does'nt needs a coach at all. How it would be like if he ends the year as no.1 without a coach??

roddick will finish #1 after winning USO and Wimbledon, heard it here first.

jtipson
06-15-2004, 07:11 AM
roddick will finish #1 after winning USO and Wimbledon, heard it here first.

Please go away unless you have something constructive to say on the subject of Federer and coaching.

Lalitha
06-15-2004, 08:20 AM
Well said jtipson. Off topic posts are highly annoying.

Daniel
06-15-2004, 09:15 AM
I think he does not need acoach right now in terms of technicall stuff, but he needs someone who could give him a strategy for every match. He has the talent, but sometimes when things dont go ok during a match, he needs a plan B.
But at the end, Federer will get a coach when he thinks is the rght time.

Leo
06-15-2004, 06:12 PM
Maybe for clay court tennis, he needs a coach. Otherwise, he seems to be fine on his own.

rue
06-15-2004, 06:38 PM
At first I was not too sure if things would work out for him by not having a coach, but he looks like he has got almost everything figured out and things look really good for him without a coach. As he said in the long run he will need a coach, he can't go on forever without a coach which will not be good for his game.

It would be a really great achievement for him if he were to finish the year off as #1 without a coach still. Only he understands what his needs are and we don't really.

Fumus
06-15-2004, 06:39 PM
go skiing?

yea he sure does!!

http://www.tennistrophy.at/2003/img/presse/federer.jpg

vene
06-15-2004, 07:00 PM
I don't know really. Will he play better with one? Agassi said no coach is better than a bad one.
Nice pic, Fumus. Thanks.

faboozadoo15
06-15-2004, 09:37 PM
lol! what a hat!

Vass
06-15-2004, 09:56 PM
I don't know really. Will he play better with one? Agassi said no coach is better than a bad one.
Nice pic, Fumus. Thanks.
Who says that he should get a bad coach. I think that he can pick out a good coach. And yes he needs one. Mainly for strategy.

Teemuh
06-16-2004, 12:02 AM
I agree, a coach would help him on the clay. I also think he wants a coach that will inspire him.

Pea
06-16-2004, 12:21 AM
That would be a waste of the Swiss Alps if Roger didn't ski.:cool:

Corey Feldman
06-16-2004, 12:25 AM
did this thread really need to be started "does roger federer", every time i see it i think its 1 of those filthy gay sexual threads :rolleyes:

Teemuh
06-16-2004, 12:50 AM
did this thread really need to be started "does roger federer", every time i see it i think its 1 of those filthy gay sexual threads :rolleyes:

Lol. Actually, Roger's been mostly free of those threads. Pretty good going.

faboozadoo15
06-16-2004, 01:47 AM
Lol. Actually, Roger's been mostly free of those threads. Pretty good going.
lol, don't give ppl ideas :lol: :haha:

i don't really mind those threads though

mitalidas
06-16-2004, 02:26 AM
Well, Agassi's slowly beginning to look like he's approaching his last days on the Tour.
Wouldn't it be awesome if Darren Cahill stepped in as Roger's coach?

Lalitha
06-16-2004, 05:39 AM
did this thread really need to be started "does roger federer", every time i see it i think its 1 of those filthy gay sexual threads :rolleyes:

If that had been the idea, the thread would be in Non-Tennis.

vene
06-16-2004, 05:59 PM
Who says that he should get a bad coach. I think that he can pick out a good coach. And yes he needs one. Mainly for strategy.
That's the question. Who is a good coach for Roger Federer in particular? He needs to pick a coach that will help his special talent and not stifle it. Maybe most regular "good" coaches would not help him. I got the impression that he had that problem with Peter Lundgren (with all due regard for his work with Rogi), because Rogi said he wanted to hear a fresh voice.