09-13-2002, 02:11 PM
I was not aware that Taylor Dents new coach responsible for him getting his first title at newport is Australian. Maybe Marat should consider training in Oz or hiring a Aussie coach cuz he's making me cry right now.
Out in the quarters:sad: although Paradorn played well as I understand it from the articles. Any Russian posters who saw the match?
Australian coaches are very good at developing good serves*
btw, wasn't Taylor Dent about to become Australian? I remember people speculating about this...
I didn't , they don't show it anywhere I'm afraid :( . Paradorn is playing very well at the moment.
Maybe it's better that Marat lost, he will now have enough time to train for the DC.
09-14-2002, 03:31 AM
Dent's father is Australian, but I can't see him playing for Australia because he was born and raised in America.
that's what I thought, but the rumors were so persistent that it made doubt.
09-15-2002, 01:38 PM
Maybe its because Australia used to have a lot of good tennis players years ago, and now they're old enough to coach. I must say that Darren Cahill did an excellent job with Lleyton Hewitt, and hes doing all right with Andre, but then Andre doesnt need help hes good anyway.
09-15-2002, 11:42 PM
Lleyton doesn't need his help either (see Wimbledon result)
09-15-2002, 11:55 PM
Although Lleyton's new coach is also Australian! I don't think he'd ever have a coach that wasn't Australian actually, he is very intensely patriotic and probably wouldn't like a coach that wasn't on his side in David Cup!
Personally I suspect it's the "work hard, play hard, then have a beer together" attitude which makes Aussies good coaches. Also sports-related careers might be higher status here since we are so sports-crazy which always leads to getting some good people into a profession.
09-17-2002, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Number1Kim
Personally I suspect it's the "work hard, play hard, then have a beer together" attitude which makes Aussies good coaches.
I totally agree. Why work if you can't celebrate your achievements?