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leng jai
07-10-2008, 12:06 AM
He needs a backhand coach. I nominate Clown Death.

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 12:08 AM
You women sound like your well-versed on how you deliver a good back-hander, based on the other thread.

Matt01
07-10-2008, 12:11 AM
Well nadal's the one who has constant KNEE problems !!! Fitness is NOT the difference between them as both are physically fit.


You can have "constant knee problems" and still be physically fit otherwise. And besides, I didn't notice any "constant knee problems" when Nadal played 4 clay court tournaments in a row this year. Or when he won RG, Queens and Wimbledon with only one week of rest in between.

Sunset of Age
07-10-2008, 12:36 AM
You women sound like your well-versed on how you deliver a good back-hander, based on the other thread.

:lol: - my forehand isn't too bad either. :armed:

sports freak
07-10-2008, 03:51 AM
What is he going to learn from Kuerten? To hit high backhands so Rafa can smash them? He already did that last sunday like a million times.

If you saw the way Gustavo played you will understand,especially on clay ;) not only his backhand was delightful but he was a thinker on court!Gustavo was real good with shot selection aswell,knowing what to do!

Ales_Alessandra
07-10-2008, 01:42 PM
Guga was suggested to coach Federer? :scratch:
Thinking on clay I came out with the possibility of Larry Passos coach him. that would be a good try, Larry had the experience with GUGA, it is a real coach and would put some fire on Roger. But it is just sugestion. :shrug:

marcRD
07-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Cahill is the only name which comes up in my mind.

sports freak
07-10-2008, 02:43 PM
Guga was suggested to coach Federer? :scratch:
Thinking on clay I came out with the possibility of Larry Passos coach him. that would be a good try, Larry had the experience with GUGA, it is a real coach and would put some fire on Roger. But it is just sugestion. :shrug:

If Alex Corretja can coach why not? but in saying soo i just feel Guga game is more similar to Fed X that's why i suggested it,in hindsight Guga doesent have the qualifications atm but what's it to say he cant help the man!Fair enough i see where your coming from and Connors would be more likely if Fed X doesnt mind playing under his wing!Guga could also teach him abit more about the slice bh!

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 02:47 PM
:lol: - my forehand isn't too bad either. :armed:

If it's anything like Nadal's, I suspect not many people have lived to tell the tale of the time when they stood their ground against Papagena.

Sunset of Age
07-10-2008, 02:50 PM
If it's anything like Nadal's, I suspect not many people have lived to tell the tale of the time when they stood their ground against Papagena.

:D Don't worry, I only use it against 6 feet 10 morons pushing me aside at concerts. :angel:

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Not many of those around to practice on huh? :)

Unless your also about 6 feet 10, the only slapping you'd be doing with your brutal forehand and backhand is butt-slapping.

Sunset of Age
07-10-2008, 03:13 PM
Not many of those around to practice on huh? :)

I am a Dutchie, you know, the tallest folks in the world. And I always have the complete Olympic basketball and volleyball selection standing in front of me. :(

Unless your also about 6 feet 10, the only slapping you'd be doing with your brutal forehand and backhand is butt-slapping.

:angel: :angel: :angel:

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 03:17 PM
I am a Dutchie, you know, the tallest folks in the world.


I used to live with a Dutchie back in my not too distant student days, although he grew outwards as opposed to upwards ;)

Nice guy, had a sense of humour bypass though :(

Bernard Black
07-10-2008, 03:19 PM
:D Don't worry, I only use it against 6 feet 10 morons pushing me aside at concerts. :angel:

With the amount of ale those Dutch put down their throats I imagine they fall like dominoes :)

Seriously though, I'm 5'10" and I have the same problem. Always gotta be a row of giants up front! Fools don't realise they are blocking the whole show, they have to be there for their stupid slam pit.

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 03:26 PM
I used to call it the 'moshers pit' back in my partying rock-mode days, I assume that's the same as a slam pit Tidus?

Anyway... Federer and his need for a coach. Back on topic.

Bernard Black
07-10-2008, 03:30 PM
I used to call it the 'moshers pit' back in my partying rock-mode days, I assume that's the same as a slam pit Tidus?

Anyway... Federer and his need for a coach. Back on topic.

Yeah, it's a mosh pit same thing really, though slamming is supposed to be a more violent alternative...idiots.

Topic? What were we talking about? I gave my two cents already ;)

Sunset of Age
07-10-2008, 03:49 PM
With the amount of ale those Dutch put down their throats I imagine they fall like dominoes :)

Seriously though, I'm 5'10" and I have the same problem. Always gotta be a row of giants up front! Fools don't realise they are blocking the whole show, they have to be there for their stupid slam pit.

I am only 1:58 meter (no idea what that is in US measurement). At times that appears to be so tiny that I'm allowed to stand in front by some very kind heavy metallers. :D

Yeah, it's a mosh pit same thing really, though slamming is supposed to be a more violent alternative...idiots.

Topic? What were we talking about? I gave my two cents already ;)

Topic? What topic? :lol:

Xenosys
07-10-2008, 03:56 PM
I am only 1:58 meter (no idea what that is in US measurement). At times that appears to be so tiny that I'm allowed to stand in front by some very kind heavy metallers. :D



Topic? What topic? :lol:

Your about 5 ft 4 inches, short-arse :P

Vida
07-10-2008, 04:04 PM
On topic:

Most certainly. These blows Feds been taking this year are pretty big. Weather we argue that he's declined a bit, or that competition is getting stronger, fact is that he is slumping - big time. He needs someone to at least fill the formal coach role, primarely for confidence purposes (Im sure he confides to someone in his camp, but none is his coach, like coach coach).

Problem is will his ego tolerate someone on the side. He probably thinks he knows best, so that hiring formal coach, would likely bee seen as a sigh of weakness. Something Fed, I gather, is desperate to conceal. And who could blame him.

Generally, this issue is part of a larger picture. Fed needs imho to revamp his approach big time. He's riding a high-horse entire year and results don't keep coming. Thats where this constant rationalization of his losses comes from. Its not a critique, but more an observation and impression.

Black Adam
07-10-2008, 04:09 PM
He needs a coach who will buy him volleys, a backhand and some balls.

nhissan
07-10-2008, 05:30 PM
of course he need a coach I mean he is stupid because last year final was so close he should have know better.
he ain't untouchable like before

foolish pleasure
07-10-2008, 05:46 PM
Do you think Roger Federer needs a coach? If so, why?

he doesn't need a coach, he needs a psychologist

MacTheKnife
07-10-2008, 09:06 PM
I have thought Fed needed a coach from day 1. I think it would help him considerably. I don't know who it would be, but I know of no other top player in history that went this long without a coach. I know Pete had Tim Gullikson, and when he was sick and died he went out and got Paul Annacone. To this day, Pete credits a lot of his success to Gulikson. I doubt seriously that José Higueras is the guy though.

GuiroNl
07-10-2008, 09:16 PM
I have thought Fed needed a coach from day 1. I think it would help him considerably. I don't know who it would be, but I know of no other top player in history that went this long without a coach. I know Pete had Tim Gullikson, and when he was sick and died he went out and got Paul Annacone. To this day, Pete credits a lot of his success to Gulikson. I doubt seriously that José Higueras is the guy though.

I think Higueras can help Federer a lot on clay, but I don't think he can do this in 2 months. It was a mistake to hire him for a short period of time, without any practice weeks together and expect that it will make a difference IMHO.

In a RG presser, Federer said that they talk a lot about tennis without having real practice time/sessions (or something along those lines) and I remember myself thinking "What?!"

bobbynorwich
02-20-2009, 03:26 AM
How do you coach a 27 year old lone ranger on the tail end of his career?

vamosinator
02-20-2009, 06:02 AM
Melanie Molitor? :cool:

ORGASMATRON
02-20-2009, 10:57 AM
If it helps him to believe he can beat Rafa then sure.