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Ljundgrun to coach GB Davis Cup Team

lau
09-03-2006, 03:35 PM
I sincerely wish him the best...
Marat :bigcry:



LUNDGREN SET FOR DAVIS CUP POST

The Lawn Tennis Association have reportedly recruited Roger Federer's former coach Peter Lundgren to work alongside new Davis Cup captain John Lloyd.

Lundgren parted company with Federer in late 2003 when the Swiss player surprisingly opted to go without a coach, and has more recently worked with Russian Marat Safin.

He and Safin dissolved their working relationship last month.

The 41-year-old Swede is likely to begin his new role ahead of Great Britain's Euro/Africa Zone Group I relegation play-off against Ukraine in Odessa which takes place over the weekend of September 22-24.

Lloyd told the Sunday Telegraph: "He's one of the top 10 coaches in the world.

"I think the guys are very lucky to have him. The other important thing is that he used to work for the Swiss federation.

"Federer found him through the Davis Cup, so he knows the ins and outs of that system as well as working with two incredible players in Federer and Safin."

The LTA have yet to confirm Lundgren's appointment, but it appears to be another ambitious move on their behalf.

In July they hired American Brad Gilbert to work with them but primarily to act as Andy Murray's coach.

Gilbert coached Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to Grand Slam success and his involvement has already had a positive impact on Murray's results.

The apparent move for Lundgren comes six weeks after his former doubles partner Jeremy Bates resigned as Davis Cup coach following a series of increasingly embarrassing defeats, culminating in a stunning loss to Israel at Eastbourne.

http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/06/09/03/TENNIS_Davis_Cup.html

Jimnik
09-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Brad Gilbert and Peter Lundgren.

LTA are really splashing out the cash.

scoobs
09-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Ambitious move by the LTA - and a smart one too.

Getting quality world-class coaching people around our younger players can only be a good thing. Tennis in the UK is a cash-rich sport yet the returns have been very meagre. Hopefully splashing it around in the direction of world-class staff will help turn that around.

adee-gee
09-03-2006, 03:55 PM
We can have the best coaches in the world but there's not much they can do with the likes of Arvind Parmar and Alex Bogdanovic :help:

scoobs
09-03-2006, 03:56 PM
We can have the best coaches in the world but there's not much they can do with the likes of Arvind Parmar and Alex Bogdanovic :help:
They're total write-offs.

Start with the 11 and 12 year olds coming through now and in 7 or 8 years we could have some very good players, possibly.

adee-gee
09-03-2006, 03:58 PM
They're total write-offs.

Start with the 11 and 12 year olds coming through now and in 7 or 8 years we could have some very good players, possibly.
Do you really see Gilbert/Lundgren sticking around for 7/8 years though? Hopefully they can bring through some good talent, but for a British player to progress they still need to go abroad as Murray did.

scoobs
09-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Do you really see Gilbert/Lundgren sticking around for 7/8 years though? Hopefully they can bring through some good talent, but for a British player to progress they still need to go abroad as Murray did.
If they keep the pot sweet enough, perhaps.

Or keep a steady stream of world-class coaches coming as the years go by.

adee-gee
09-03-2006, 04:10 PM
If they keep the pot sweet enough, perhaps.

Or keep a steady stream of world-class coaches coming as the years go by.
Maybe Dazza Cahill can come and join the club now that he's almost finished with Andre :p

sanpo
09-03-2006, 04:43 PM
I hope all of their efforts pay off. Andy is proving to be a good investment either.

GugaRocksMySocks
09-04-2006, 11:50 AM
Anyone else hear about this??? :( Does this mean him and Safin have split then or will they still be able to work together when he doesn't have DC commitments?

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 11:52 AM
There is a thread on this alreadty.

GugaRocksMySocks
09-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Sorry, didnt see it. apologies

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 11:53 AM
They can have the greatest coaches ever. It's very difficult to get top beef, when there is only offal apart from Murray.

Action Jackson
09-04-2006, 11:54 AM
It's Ok, I just bumped it up for you.

Lullaby
09-04-2006, 12:10 PM
They should forget about loading all the pressure on murray in the dc - Lets face it he cant do it on his own

He should be left to develop and cement his position amongst the worlds elite - Lets not forget with his hardcourt form he missed Indy & LA due to dc and could have done well in that resulting in him winning the us open series!