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Monfils quits Champion

vincayou
09-14-2006, 02:48 PM
Good idea or bad idea? I quite like Champion but it seems he wasn't improving much these last months.

Action Jackson
09-14-2006, 02:49 PM
Hard to improve results when he has been injured.

bokehlicious
09-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Champion already made miracles by leading Monfils within top 30 :hatoff:

vincayou
09-14-2006, 03:22 PM
Hard to improve results when he has been injured.

True, I don't say I agree with this but I'm not surprised by these news.

Action Jackson
09-14-2006, 03:24 PM
True, I don't say I agree with this but I'm not surprised by these news.

You saying Monfils ego is too big and he didn't want to listen to Champion? For the record I think he is a good coach, but Monfils wouldn't be the easiest to work with.

Gulliver
09-14-2006, 03:30 PM
Even barring injury, Monfils has plateaued. He's lacking strategy, tactics and doesn't appear to have developed in on court nous at all. May be he's thick, stubborn or just plain bored with his coach. Whatever, he has talent, but IMO not enough to go much higher.

vincayou
09-14-2006, 03:32 PM
You saying Monfils ego is too big and he didn't want to listen to Champion? For the record I think he is a good coach, but Monfils wouldn't be the easiest to work with.

It seems that whatever Champion would say, Monfils wouldn't do it in match. Not that they don't like each other. But I saw Champion puzzled at what was going on court most of the time I caught Monfils on tv.

Veronique
09-14-2006, 03:39 PM
Good move! Is Benabiles free? Has he hired a new coach yet?

Action Jackson
09-14-2006, 03:44 PM
It seems that whatever Champion would say, Monfils wouldn't do it in match. Not that they don't like each other. But I saw Champion puzzled at what was going on court most of the time I caught Monfils on tv.

Monfils well he hasn't found the medium that he needs to play at. I mean the guy is easily the fastest on tour, but does he need to play 10m behind the baseline and retrieve all the time, but he isn't going to be playing like Gonzalez either. That is something he has to work out, well he got very high without that much work, so now it's the next phase.

David Kenzie
09-14-2006, 03:47 PM
The only thing Champion will be remembered as is loosing 6-0 6-0 6-0 to Sergi Bruguera at Roland Garros.

vincayou
09-14-2006, 03:56 PM
Monfils well he hasn't found the medium that he needs to play at. I mean the guy is easily the fastest on tour, but does he need to play 10m behind the baseline and retrieve all the time, but he isn't going to be playing like Gonzalez either. That is something he has to work out, well he got very high without that much work, so now it's the next phase.

The guy should work on his volley, with his size he can pretty much cover the length of the net. Be more agressive at least. Hard work as you say.

adee-gee
09-14-2006, 04:06 PM
Good move! Is Benabiles free? Has he hired a new coach yet?
Isn't he with Becker?

vincayou
09-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Isn't he with Becker?

I think so, the guy likes player with big serve it seems.

pistolmarat
09-14-2006, 06:49 PM
he should change his game style first!

TennisAgenda
09-14-2006, 07:37 PM
I agree with this. Jim Courier made the correct comment at the US OPEN about Gael. For a young man at 6 foot 4 he plays TOO DEFENSIVE! He needs to use his size and impose it more. Come to net, attack second serves. He needs a change he's still very young but hopefully the right coach can help him.

GlennMirnyi
09-14-2006, 08:12 PM
I agree with this. Jim Courier made the correct comment at the US OPEN about Gael. For a young man at 6 foot 4 he plays TOO DEFENSIVE! He needs to use his size and impose it more. Come to net, attack second serves. He needs a change he's still very young but hopefully the right coach can help him.

He plays defensively because he's one of the weakest players in the circuit when it comes to technique. In fact, all defensive players are like that.

Jlee
09-14-2006, 08:31 PM
I agree with this. Jim Courier made the correct comment at the US OPEN about Gael. For a young man at 6 foot 4 he plays TOO DEFENSIVE! He needs to use his size and impose it more. Come to net, attack second serves. He needs a change he's still very young but hopefully the right coach can help him.

Agreed. His game is so similar to Roddick's, he's always very defensive when he has enough weapons to allow him to maintain an offensive position.

Rogiman
09-14-2006, 08:39 PM
He needs a brain-surgeon, not a coach.
Perhaps if he goes through a brain-transplant he will become a player.

henree
09-14-2006, 11:33 PM
How about Richard Williams. :eek:

Action Jackson
09-16-2006, 09:09 AM
The guy should work on his volley, with his size he can pretty much cover the length of the net. Be more agressive at least. Hard work as you say.

Volleying is overrated, but seriously speaking there are other things that need to develop. I mean he can hit through the ball quite well, but maybe just rallies along and then gets bored and decides to try and hit a winner.

He moved up very quickly, without that much work and as for a coach, well he isn't tactically the best player out here and RG was his only good performance in a big event this year.