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Roche won't go to USO with Rogi

PaulieM
07-04-2005, 12:47 PM
Roche won't make trip with Federer to U.S. Open
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 3, 2005


WIMBLEDON, England - Tony Roche, the 60-year-old Australian tennis great who has coached Roger Federer through the first three Grand Slams, will not be with him at the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 29, he said after Federer won his third Wimbledon title.

``I'll work him out two weeks before the Open, but I won't be there,'' said Roche, who is not partial to travel.

Federer has given Roche a great deal of credit for improving his mental approach to the game, but he's also won several tournaments when he had no coach in tow.

Stevens Point
07-04-2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks Paulie for leting us know about it.

I don't think Tony's absence will affect Roger's game in US Open, because he is just fine with or without coach as he showed how last year. But, it is true that Tony has brought some small but good stuff to Roger so far...

nobama
07-04-2005, 03:20 PM
Thanks Paulie for leting us know about it.

I don't think Tony's absence will affect Roger's game in US Open, because he is just fine with or without coach as he showed how last year. But, it is true that Tony has brought some small but good stuff to Roger so far...It's funny though, after his loss at the FO some people were saying he needed to dump Roche and that he wasn't playing as well as last year, ect. Yet the only tournament so far that Roger hasn't defended was the AO. And he won a couple this year that he didn't win last year (like Miami).

babsi
07-04-2005, 03:32 PM
Of course you are right Steven :)
The trainings court is the place where he needs Roche - there is no need for him to hold Roger´s hand during a tournament - Grand Slam event or not!

Shabazza
07-04-2005, 04:42 PM
It's funny though, after his loss at the FO some people were saying he needed to dump Roche and that he wasn't playing as well as last year, ect. Yet the only tournament so far that Roger hasn't defended was the AO. And he won a couple this year that he didn't win last year (like Miami).
They're always fast with those statement, even if they can't back it up - well this title will shut their mouth. :angel:

SUKTUEN
07-05-2005, 07:11 PM
that is OK~~Roger will take care himself

Daniel
07-07-2005, 05:13 AM
Too bad Tony wont be there :(

Minnie
07-07-2005, 11:25 PM
Tony has done more than enough ... he's 60 now so can't expect him to jet all over the world with Roger. But so nice to see that they have a really good "easy come/easy go" relationship between them. Didn't Tony say that he regarded Roger as an "honorary Aussie". I have Oz friends and I know there is no higher accolade from an Aussie that that! Roger has also said that he regards Tony as his coach, not just a part-time coach and from the World No 1 there can be no higher accolade. I hope their relationship lasts for as long as both want it to.

Yoda
07-07-2005, 11:38 PM
I read that Rochey was going to train Aussie juniors during the US Open

Minnie
07-07-2005, 11:43 PM
I've also read that Roger will be with Rochey in Dubai for 2 weeks before the start of the US season.

SUKTUEN
07-08-2005, 07:44 PM
the old man need go back to Aus to teach the young boys

Fedex
07-09-2005, 08:39 AM
That's alright. Roger will be fine on his own.

PaulieM
07-09-2005, 03:45 PM
of course he'll be fine, i just thought it was interesting because everyone's always talking about how their arrangement is for the slams etc. i've never been fully clear on what their deal is :shrug: i'm sure tony will be watching on tv :)