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~~Favourite coaches~~

Sandra
10-24-2005, 08:18 PM
Mine are:
Thierry Toulsane (Mathieus coach) :cool:
and
Peter Lundgren (Safins coach)
Yours? :wavey:

adee-gee
10-24-2005, 08:20 PM
Toni Nadal, because he's done such an amazing job with Rafa. Also I like the fact that he applauds shots by Rafa's opponents.

Least favourite - Dean Goldfine, for destroying Andy's character, game and confidence :(

GonzoFan
10-24-2005, 08:21 PM
Horacio de la Peña (Gonzo's coach) :rocker2:
he is really nice with all of Feña's fans

enqvistfan
10-24-2005, 08:37 PM
Mine are:
Thierry Toulsane (Mathieus coach) :cool:
and
Peter Lundgren (Safins coach)
Yours? :wavey:

TULASNE instead of TOULSANE :)

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 08:45 PM
Toni Nadal, because he's done such an amazing job with Rafa. Also I like the fact that he applauds shots by Rafa's opponents.

Least favourite - Dean Goldfine, for destroying Andy's character, game and confidence :(

Toni Nadal opened a tennis academy in Manacor and he was very lucky when his nephew entered by the entrance when Rafa was just a boy . Rafa is an innate talent, and he had reached to world tennis top with this or with another coach .

If Rafa didn't exist, his uncle would be surely an unknown person who has a tennis academy .

My fave coach is Francis Roig :tape:

Saumon
10-24-2005, 08:45 PM
Toni Nadal and Peter Lundgren the Great :worship:

Saumon
10-24-2005, 08:46 PM
Horacio de la Peña (Gonzo's coach) :rocker2:
he is really nice with all of Feña's fans
especially female fans if you see what I mean :aplot:

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 08:46 PM
My pick is Peter Lundgren

SwissMister1
10-24-2005, 08:48 PM
Is there any question?

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 08:48 PM
Horacio de la Peña (Gonzo's coach) :rocker2:
he is really nice with all of Feña's fans

Is already Horacio chilean ?? :devil:

Saumon
10-24-2005, 08:49 PM
Is there any question?
Black&Decker :lol:

SwissMister1
10-24-2005, 08:53 PM
Black&Decker :lol:

Eric is indeed quite the handyman...

Saumon
10-24-2005, 08:54 PM
Eric is indeed quite the handyman...
it's the way people who work at the french tennis federation call him (but I dont know if he knows it :lol: )

lorenz
10-24-2005, 08:57 PM
Is already Horacio chilean ?? :devil:

:haha::haha:
Insufribles... I don't know the correct translation for this word, but that what they are.

PaulieM
10-24-2005, 08:59 PM
the currently unemployed brad gilbert, he's goofy and hot :o :scared: ok just goofy. :shrug:

maratski
10-24-2005, 09:00 PM
Andres :hearts:

Saumon
10-24-2005, 09:16 PM
who is andres? :scratch:

HappyAndie
10-24-2005, 09:16 PM
Peter Lundgren. He's awesome. And he is doing an awesome job fixing Marat's head.

+alonso
10-24-2005, 09:20 PM
Horacio :p y Markus, They know how to treat Feña and Nico ;)

Hey Lorenz a que t referias? :confused:

maratski
10-24-2005, 09:21 PM
Juanca's younger, bleached blonde coach Gab.

enqvistfan
10-24-2005, 09:21 PM
Peter is very nice, once, Marat was practricing with Thomas Enqvist (my fave player) in Roland-Garros, and we had a swedish flag with support words to Thomas, Peter read the message and asked Marat to go to the other side of the court, just to let Thomas on our side :) We appreciated a lot. Hopefully, he's Swedish, he understood the message :) Tack Peter, you made some girls happy that day :yeah:

Saumon
10-24-2005, 09:21 PM
do you have a pic? :aplot:

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 09:21 PM
Horacio :p y Markus, They know how to treat Feña and Nico ;)

Hey Lorenz a que t referias? :confused:

Good question :lol:, it seemed he was calling all the chileans " insufribles " ;)

+alonso
10-24-2005, 09:23 PM
Good question :lol:, it seemed he was calling all the chileans " insufribles " ;)
:tape: Mejor me quedo callado

;) Gracias por la aclaración :lol:

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 09:25 PM
:tape: Mejor me quedo callado

;) Gracias por la aclaración :lol:

It seems ESPN latino tennis forum :rolls:

ae wowww
10-24-2005, 09:28 PM
Brad Gilbert :)
Rogier Wassen's coach-also his dad...

Hmmm... trying to think!

maratski
10-24-2005, 09:29 PM
http://photobucket.com/albums/y297/mytennisphotos/

Under Juanca's pics ;)

Saumon
10-24-2005, 09:40 PM
http://photobucket.com/albums/y297/mytennisphotos/

Under Juanca's pics ;)
i'm on some of your pics :haha: and I was at the Safin vs Oaf III, Verdasco vs Oaf III, Mario and Nadal practice sessions :p

adee-gee
10-24-2005, 09:53 PM
Toni Nadal opened a tennis academy in Manacor and he was very lucky when his nephew entered by the entrance when Rafa was just a boy . Rafa is an innate talent, and he had reached to world tennis top with this or with another coach .

If Rafa didn't exist, his uncle would be surely an unknown person who has a tennis academy .

My fave coach is Francis Roig :tape:
Fair points, but since the start of the year have you noticed the improvements in his game. His serve is a lot better (although still needs work) but the improvement in his backhand is unreal. Its 3 times as good as it was at the end of last year.

cobalt60
10-24-2005, 09:58 PM
especially female fans if you see what I mean :aplot:
well that depends ;)

Now why are folks here picking these coaches? Have you watched them and liked their style? Or because they have had success? Or because they are humanitarians? :p
I have no favs at the moment ;)

Carlita
10-24-2005, 10:03 PM
My favourite coaches are: Joan Bosch :yeah: (Moya's coach) and Pepo Clavet (Verdasco's coach) great guys!!

jenanun
10-24-2005, 10:13 PM
uncle toni!!

savesthedizzle
10-24-2005, 10:20 PM
Mariano Monachesi :hearts: :hearts:

And yes, I only have purely shallow reasons for picking him.

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 10:24 PM
Fair points, but since the start of the year have you noticed the improvements in his game. His serve is a lot better (although still needs work) but the improvement in his backhand is unreal. Its 3 times as good as it was at the end of last year.

Besides he should hit more flat and with less topspsin when he's playing out of clay , because a lot of times he's dominating the point ( moving the rival ) and as he hits shots with too much topspin the opponent has enough time to catch them and the point begins from zero again , that is he should shorten his points because he plays a lot of rallies and it's a playstyle quite tired.
. He should improve his aggressiveness ( he's one of the players inside of top 50 who plays more short , he would need to hit more deep shots ), he should improve his winner shots ( more flat = more winners ) because when his opponent is able to manage his topspin he has few weapons, as for example the two first sets against Ljubo , he should improve his volley ( although he will never be a good volley-maker , he hasn't quite touch , and he will never be a good drop-shot-maker either ) , he also should begin the matches less nervous etc etc...

About his backhand i think there isn't a great margin of improvement, i mean, his backhand winners during a match will nerver be too many, but he can improve the depth of his backhands , obviously he has to improve his slice backhand, which is very limited so far..

And about his serve, in the Aus Open 05 he was hitting the serve with 10 kph more of speed than in Aus open 2004, and it's obvious he has improved a lot his shot, but he still needs a lot of improvement , because he has a lot of ups and downs ( in Madrid his serve was quite weak ) , he has to learn to vary more the serve during a match because it's usually predictable .

NicoFan
10-24-2005, 10:59 PM
Gaby Markus because he had to deal with a lot of difficult players, and he's lived to tell the story...lol! Guille, David, Nico. I'm surprised that he hasn't turned gray dealing with all of them. ;)

And Nico now twice, and as much as I like Nico, I know that he's extremely difficult for a coach to deal with. So I have to give huge kudos to Gaby for going back with him.

*Viva Chile*
10-24-2005, 10:59 PM
Is already Horacio chilean ?? :devil:
No
thanks to the fu**in' chilean parliamentarians :rolleyes:

NicoFan
10-24-2005, 10:59 PM
Oh and also Uncle Toni!!! He's great!!!

MissMoJo
10-24-2005, 11:03 PM
(Guga's former)Larri Passos :)

chicky841
10-24-2005, 11:05 PM
Guy forget (french dc team captain)
Peter Lundgren
Dean Goldfine

lau
10-24-2005, 11:32 PM
This thread deserves a poll :D

Toni Nadal and Peter Lundgren the Great :worship:
Totally agree. :yeah: :worship:
Hernan Gumy :drool:
It seems ESPN latino tennis forum :rolls:
:unsure: oh no please!!! :scared: :sobbing:
I might disagree with some of them, but I like my southamerican brothers :hug: :lol:

oneandonlyhsn
10-25-2005, 02:29 AM
(Guga's former)Larri Passos :)

Ditto :worship:

LaTenista
10-25-2005, 02:45 AM
I grew quite fond of Javier Piles (David Ferrer's coach) this summer at Cincy.

I thought I liked Moya's coach Jofre until I caught him smoking :eek:.

Kelly Jones :hug: Cincinnatian like me and he's put up with both Mardy and Xavier.

And of course Uncle Toni. ;)

Sparko1030
10-25-2005, 03:14 AM
Gaby Markus because he had to deal with a lot of difficult players, and he's lived to tell the story...lol! Guille, David, Nico. I'm surprised that he hasn't turned gray dealing with all of them. ;)

And Nico now twice, and as much as I like Nico, I know that he's extremely difficult for a coach to deal with. So I have to give huge kudos to Gaby for going back with him.

I agree with you Nicofan! (Big surprise, huh!) Many thanks to Gaby for coaching Nico again! :worship:

federdeng
10-25-2005, 03:47 AM
what is his name of Juan's coach, I won't pick him as my favor, since Juan may need a long time to go back to top.and the longer, the harder for him,he is 25 now.

enqvistfan
10-25-2005, 08:24 AM
My favourite coaches are: Joan Bosch :yeah: (Moya's coach) and Pepo Clavet (Verdasco's coach) great guys!!

Charming guy Joan :lol:

Sommarsverige
10-25-2005, 08:27 AM
My favourite coach, without any doubt, is Fredrik Rosengren, right now coach of Mariano Ancic.

But other big faves are Franco Davin, Magnus Tideman and Horacio :)

Castafiore
10-25-2005, 08:54 AM
And about his serve, in the Aus Open 05 he was hitting the serve with 10 kph more of speed than in Aus open 2004, and it's obvious he has improved a lot his shot, but he still needs a lot of improvement , because he has a lot of ups and downs ( in Madrid his serve was quite weak ) , he has to learn to vary more the serve during a match because it's usually predictable .
:confused:
Rafael keeps pointing out that he still needs to work on his serve but remember the comments from various players during the tournament in Montreal?
They were talking about Nadal's serve and why it was hardly broken at all in that week. Players like Moya and Agassi said that Rafa doesn't have a booming, fast serve of course but what makes his serve difficult for his opponent is that its placement is varied and difficult to read. That doesn't sound predictable to me. His serve is not a major weapon yet but he's working on it.


On topic, I like the fact that Toni Nadal helps to keep Rafael's feet firmly on the ground and he applauds good points of Rafa's opponents as well.

Galaxystorm
10-25-2005, 09:12 AM
:confused:
Rafael keeps pointing out that he still needs to work on his serve but remember the comments from various players during the tournament in Montreal?
They were talking about Nadal's serve and why it was hardly broken at all in that week. Players like Moya and Agassi said that Rafa doesn't have a booming, fast serve of course but what makes his serve difficult for his opponent is that its placement is varied and difficult to read. That doesn't sound predictable to me. His serve is not a major weapon yet but he's working on it.

I wasn't talking in terms of using slice ,topspin or flat serve, i meant in terms of the placement , and according to my opinion sometimes he abuses too much of the serves searching the bachkand of the opponent (a right-handed opponent ), a good example would be his match against Youzhny in Aus Open , i think he should vary more the placement.
And if i don't remember badly Rafa and his coach consider his serve as one of the 3 worst inside of top 50 ?? ;)

silverwhite
10-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Is there any question?

:haha:

*Pink Panther music plays*

silverwhite
10-25-2005, 09:23 AM
it's the way people who work at the french tennis federation call him (but I dont know if he knows it :lol: )

:lol:

The only clip I have of Eric speaking is the interview he did before the Nottingham final EN ANGLAIS. It always cracks me up. :rolls:

Action Jackson
10-25-2005, 09:25 AM
Of the ones coaching now.

Lundgren, Lobo, Pofra, Davin, de la Peña and Gumy.

Carlita
10-25-2005, 09:35 AM
Charming guy Joan :lol:oh yeah!! Muy Charming ;) And Pepo is a barrel of laughs!! :haha:

oh and they do a great job too :p ;)

Truc
10-25-2005, 09:40 AM
I don't really have a favourite since I don't know the guys, but I love the coach of Gaudio for his poker face everytime Gaudio is having a little mental breakdown on court and starts lamenting and talking to him right in the middle of the match. It's priceless.

Nathaliia
10-25-2005, 10:48 AM
I am not too much into all the who-is-whose coach however I try to follow it, but as I had the possibility of getting to know some coaches in person, my favourite one is Daniel Orsanić, Chucho's coach. In 2004 in Sopot he asked me where I bought my Argentina T-shirt b'cause he wanted to have the same. After a year he must have remembered it because he said "hi" to me. It was sweet ;) He's a person with crazy ideas of motivating players, eg. "If you win a match, I'll wear a bra and come like this to Wimbledon stands" (he really did).

The next person is Pavel Strauss, a Pole working in Norway (I think) at this moment. I met him in Wroclaw 2005 and we talked for long, long hours watching the matches. Interesting person.

Team of Gael Monfils - they all together create a weird mixture with great sense of humour and they are practise sessions were just hilarious.

Team of Agustin Calleri - the way they were asking for toys for their children... so sensitive...

Marcos Gorriz, Alberto Martin's coach. Very sociable and likeable. Everybody in Szczecin liked him for his outgoing personality and smile for everyone.

enqvistfan
10-25-2005, 12:36 PM
oh yeah!! Muy Charming ;) And Pepo is a barrel of laughs!! :haha:

oh and they do a great job too :p ;)

But, I prefer Carlos' other coach, he's funny :)

lorenz
10-25-2005, 01:42 PM
Good question :lol:, it seemed he was calling all the chileans " insufribles " ;)

Hey Guys,

I meant that all chileans are so proud that they are flattering their players. Al least in this forum

Spanish Version, My english sucks
Quería hacer un chiste, porque siempre noto que los Chilenos en general siempre estan alabando y halagando a sus jugadores y a todo lo que tenga que ver con Chile, tanto que están a punto de darle la ciudadanía a Horacio de la Peña. A propósito en que quedó eso???. Tiene que ser chileno si o sí. :)

Es con onda.Saludos

lau
10-25-2005, 01:51 PM
I don't really have a favourite since I don't know the guys, but I love the coach of Gaudio for his poker face everytime Gaudio is having a little mental breakdown on court and starts lamenting and talking to him right in the middle of the match. It's priceless .
:haha: :haha: True. I can´t stop laughing when that happends :D Specially because what Gastón says is sooooo negative and creative that it`s hilarious (and sad in a funny way :lol: ). If I were Davin, the hard thing would be not laughing :lol:

SwissMister1
10-25-2005, 02:20 PM
:lol:

The only clip I have of Eric speaking is the interview he did before the Nottingham final EN ANGLAIS. It always cracks me up. :rolls:

I need to hear this. The copy of the final I have only shows the match.

NicoFan
10-25-2005, 02:32 PM
:haha: :haha: True. I can´t stop laughing when that happends :D Specially because what Gastón says is sooooo negative and creative that it`s hilarious (and sad in a funny way :lol: ). If I were Davin, the hard thing would be not laughing :lol:


Gaston is so funny out there...he always makes me laugh. I don't know how his coach can keep a straight face, but then again, it probably isn't so funny when you're coaching him... :eek: He's got so much talent, and let's himself get distracted out there.

But that could be said for many many players.

Safin is funny about it too....he's another one that makes me laugh when he goes headcase on the court. Got to love it.

Papakori
10-25-2005, 04:26 PM
Horacio de la Peña (Gonzo's coach) :rocker2:
he is really nice with all of Feña's fans
I agree with that!

peteslamz
10-25-2005, 04:40 PM
Peter Lungren and Paul Annacone

silverwhite
10-25-2005, 05:02 PM
I need to hear this. The copy of the final I have only shows the match.

Adjourn to the Gasket Blower's thread. :p

Peoples
10-25-2005, 08:01 PM
I like Nick Bollettieri, Darren Cahill.

Besides them the best are probably Toni Nadal and Brad Gilbert.

Frederick16
10-25-2005, 08:59 PM
claudio pistolesi

Eruwen
10-27-2005, 01:15 PM
Pepo Clavet (Verdasco's coach) :worship:

Pepo rocks http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/rockin.gifFunny guy!

Mara_M
10-29-2005, 01:27 PM
Mine are:
Thierry Toulsane (Mathieus coach) :cool:
and
Peter Lundgren (Safins coach)
Yours? :wavey:
toulasne seemed very nice guy...and jose altur,of course;)!

Mara_M
10-29-2005, 01:28 PM
:worship:

Pepo rocks http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/rockin.gifFunny guy!
yes and pepo...:real amdrid,muy bien"..no ,iza? :angel:

freesbee
10-29-2005, 01:44 PM
:worship:

Pepo rocks http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/rockin.gifFunny guy!

:yeah: I think he liked us too :lol:

JMG
10-29-2005, 02:15 PM
Davin and Högstedt :yeah:

Kristen
10-30-2005, 07:24 AM
Francisco Montana (of Ginepri fame :retard: and previously Vahaly/Bogomolov). Awesome guy :)

Also, Gary Muller...Jonas' old/ P/T coach.

Nathaliia
03-06-2006, 01:14 PM
to my list of the favourite coaches I must add Slava Dosedel :yeah: The kind of person that just can't be not liked.

Kristen
03-07-2006, 09:02 AM
The sun-smart Lionel Roux. Yes please.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=78067http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=78358

Xaviers coach. It's all about the eye candy:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=78231

Fredrik Rosengren (Ancic/Nieminen/J.Johansson/ M.Norman/Bjorkman)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=78551
Alberto Castellani- Oliver Marach. Great sense of humour.
http://www.albertocastellani.it/img_rubriche/thumb/10_200x200.jpg
Karl (http://photobucket.com/albums/v217/kristen4382/2006%202-Sydney/th_karl6.jpg)-Heinz Wetter (Melzer. Karl looks intimidating, but he's approachable!)

Ferrero Forever
03-07-2006, 09:07 AM
Andres Bruno, such a nice, funny guy. And the fact that he's a hottie helps too

Kristen
03-07-2006, 09:16 AM
Andres Bruno, such a nice, funny guy. And the fact that he's a hottie helps too
Yep. Nice hair, good eating habits.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/kristen4382/n0ntennisrandompics/equelite54.jpg

juanqui.ferrero
03-07-2006, 09:18 AM
My faves are Mariano Monachesi, he's such a nice guy, but also Antonio Cascales, yeah I know that Juanqui isn't doing great but he's the person Juan believes in the most, plus he's a really nice man too, and Pepo Clavet *remembers of Bercy* I had so much laugh :p

MariaV
03-07-2006, 09:44 AM
Hmm, Peter 'the Great' Lundgren :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:
Darren Cahill, Paul Annacone, Thomas Högstedt, Fredrik Rosengren (I so hope he'll do smth great with Mario) and Thierry Tulasne (although dunno what can be done with PHM's head). Tio Toni is doing great job with Rafael too. :D

Kat!
03-07-2006, 10:40 AM
The sun-smart Lionel Roux. Yes please.

Xaviers coach. It's all about the eye candy:

Fredrik Rosengren (Ancic/Nieminen/J.Johansson/ M.Norman/Bjorkman)

Alberto Castellani- Oliver Marach. Great sense of humour.

Karl (http://photobucket.com/albums/v217/kristen4382/2006%202-Sydney/th_karl6.jpg)-Heinz Wetter (Melzer. Karl looks intimidating, but he's approachable!)


:yeah: is this the showcase? :cool: or are there more...? :eek:

Kristen
03-07-2006, 10:47 AM
These are my favourites of the ones I took, minus the Alberto photo. There are more of Xaviers coach in the Xavier thread :lol: and also, more of Lionel (Hutz/Richie) in my photobucket albums from Sydney and Melbourne ^_^
http://photobucket.com/albums/v217/kristen4382/

Ahh welcome to premium membership, Kat! :hatoff:

Deea
03-07-2006, 10:58 AM
Hmm, Peter 'the Great' Lundgren :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:
Tio Toni is doing great job with Rafael too. :D

I couldn't agree more! :yeah:

NaDALiTa
03-07-2006, 11:03 AM
TONI NADAL .............wonderful, brillant,shrewd and funny COACH

Peter Lundgren (srry for killing his name) he always does a great job

i really miss Tarik Benhabiles..... ex-Roddick :'(

Kat!
03-07-2006, 11:33 AM
Ahh welcome to premium membership, Kat! :hatoff:


yeah! no more annoying ads, but I need to think of a better username :scratch:

Alexiana
03-07-2006, 11:46 AM
Thomas Hogstedt :wavey: keep on pushing Tommy :cool:

DhammaTiger
03-07-2006, 12:30 PM
uncle Toni :hatoff:

almouchie
03-07-2006, 01:19 PM
especially female fans if you see what I mean :aplot:


Do u have a picture of him by any chance ;)

Iza
03-07-2006, 03:48 PM
Thierry Tulasne :hearts: :aplot: (Mathieu)
Guillaume Payre :drool: (Baghdatis)
aaaand the lovely lovely lovely Pepo Clavet :worship: (coach of Verdasco)

Nathaliia
03-07-2006, 03:53 PM
oh I also liked the one who was with Mantilla in Sopot, actually I don't know the name. He was kind of elder guy and were were waiting in a terrible queue to get to the stands and he was having spaghetti and I showed it to my friends and he asked me if I was hungry and would liked his dinner

Iza
03-07-2006, 03:57 PM
yes and pepo...:real amdrid,muy bien"..no ,iza? :angel:


:angel: :rolls: he was a laugh :lol:

williaer
03-07-2006, 06:44 PM
Dean Goldfine!!

Eden
02-11-2008, 04:01 PM
*bump* :)

KitinovRules
02-11-2008, 04:06 PM
*bump* :)

Bump ?
Actually not a bad topic.
Mine is Larry Stefanki. He could be irritating at moments, but has had success with Gonzalez -making him a top 10 player!

Jadranka
02-11-2008, 04:12 PM
Fredrik Rosengren :drool:

http://freenet-homepage.de/marioancic/galerija/gross/10.jpg

KitinovRules
02-11-2008, 04:24 PM
Fredrik Rosengren :drool:

http://freenet-homepage.de/marioancic/galerija/gross/10.jpg
Mario should fire this guy.
He has so bad luck since Mario hired him.

tennizen
02-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Uncle Toni:yeah:

~*BGT*~
02-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Uncle Toni and Monsieur Eric. :)

Action Jackson
09-10-2009, 10:30 AM
For Clydey it would be Stefanki.

Eliande
09-10-2009, 12:06 PM
The best looking one for me is Franco Davin, Del Potro's current coach.:worship:
Those blue eyes, the long hair... that smile.:p;)

oranges
09-10-2009, 12:29 PM
Rosengren and Lundgren :worship: