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Would Nadal benefit from a short-term grass coach?

Stefanos13
06-08-2008, 07:29 AM
It's a real trend now for players to hire short-term coaches (Federer, Murray) to help them through certain seasons. I wonder whether a grass specialist such as Sampras or McEnroe would/could help Nadal make all the right improvements on grass (or even hard surfaces) – shorten points, return deeper, serve faster, net play, serve and volley.

Or do you think that Nadal's left-handed spin is truly unchangeable / unadjustable?

It's an idea, no?

GuiroNl
06-08-2008, 08:47 AM
He would benefit more from a long-term hard court coach.

Stefanos13
06-08-2008, 08:54 AM
He would benefit more from a long-term hard court coach.

Let's be realistic. Uncle Toni is here to stay and family means a lot to Nadal.
Would love to see Sampras coaching on the side for 4 months (but I guess it won't go down very well in the press)

GuiroNl
06-08-2008, 08:57 AM
Let's be realistic. Uncle Toni is here to stay and family means a lot to Nadal.
Would love to see Sampras coaching on the side for 4 months (but I guess it won't go down very well in the press)

He doesn't need to sack Toni. He can hire himself a coach alongside Toni.

Nadal doesn't need a grass court coach and especially not a short-term coach on any surface.

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 09:02 AM
He doesn't need to sack Toni. He can hire himself a coach alongside Toni.

Nadal doesn't need a grass court coach and especially not a short-term coach on any surface.

I agree that he doesn't need another "coach." It could be helpful if he consulted a "specialist," though--someone who could help him harness a better serve and flatten out his strokes on non-clay surfaces. Who knows? Maybe he'll get there with the team he has now. Two years ago no one saw him making two Wimbledon finals....

Horatio Caine
06-08-2008, 09:05 AM
Don't think so...he can execute his game perfectly well on Wimbledon's slower rye grass surface (as opposed to pre-2000 court speed), and that is all that really matters. I mean, would he really care that he isn't one of the fore-most contenders for Queen's, given that he would be playing a French Open final days before? :shrug: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :p

Monteque
06-08-2008, 09:11 AM
what could be worth to hire a short term grass coach for Nadal..... he is 2 times wimbledon runner up beaten by Fed only.

Grass court is much slower today, hardcourt specialist should be the better one to hire or he wont get any title again until next clay season.

rafa_maniac
06-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Grass isn't the problem for Nadal, he's doing just fine as it is, a long term coach on Hard Courts is what he really needs.

IAMlegend
06-08-2008, 11:09 AM
The guy is fine on grass. lucky. but fine.