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Old 09-27-2012, 06:48 AM   #46
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I think Juan Carlos Ferrero would be a good coach, since he has the Equelite Tennis Academy.
And I heard a rumors that he will coach Almagro after he retire.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #47
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Here in the UK, I've listened to too much Andrew Castle and Mark Petchey to be able to imagine what a great commentator would be like. Even if an ex-tennis player was able to articulate clearly the tactics each player was adopting and comment interestingly on the narrative flow of a match the TV channels here would just say "The audience haven't heard of this guy. What is Boris Becker's phone number?"

From what I've heard of the guys near the top of the game Tipsarevic seems one of the most thoughtful and I'd probably plump for him as commentator.

As for a coach I guess you are looking for someone who was able to adapt his game and take advantage of new strategies/techniques rather than someone with a more one-dimensional game who just worked really really hard. I think Nole would be an interesting shout as I don't think Fed would ever consider it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #48
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Here in the UK, I've listened to too much Andrew Castle and Mark Petchey to be able to imagine what a great commentator would be like. Even if an ex-tennis player was able to articulate clearly the tactics each player was adopting and comment interestingly on the narrative flow of a match the TV channels here would just say "The audience haven't heard of this guy. What is Boris Becker's phone number?"
I despise Andrew Castle commentating and if he is put together with Tracy Austin (who has the most annoying voice ever) I genuinely have to mute the tv.

As many have said Roddick would be a cracking commentator, his press conferences were legendary and he would be hilarious in the commentating booth. Coach wise I reckon Hewitt would make you a pretty tough player to beat, in contrast Dolgopolov would probably be the most laid back coach ever - maybe have a gentle knock every now and again and see how it goes in the tournaments!
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #49
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Here in the UK, I've listened to too much Andrew Castle and Mark Petchey to be able to imagine what a great commentator would be like. Even if an ex-tennis player was able to articulate clearly the tactics each player was adopting and comment interestingly on the narrative flow of a match the TV channels here would just say "The audience haven't heard of this guy. What is Boris Becker's phone number?"

From what I've heard of the guys near the top of the game Tipsarevic seems one of the most thoughtful and I'd probably plump for him as commentator.

As for a coach I guess you are looking for someone who was able to adapt his game and take advantage of new strategies/techniques rather than someone with a more one-dimensional game who just worked really really hard. I think Nole would be an interesting shout as I don't think Fed would ever consider it.

wait...that was a joke right?........... wasn't it?

As I stated earlier, I'd like to see Roddick as a commentator. He is witty, and has knowledge of the game. What I'd really like to see though, is either Safin, Gulbis, or Djokovic take over from Justin Gimmelstob.

As a coach...hard to tell. Any of the succesful guys now might make good coaches after a decade or so. If they'd do it right away, it won't work. Quite hard to coach someone who you can still beat easily. But if I had to choose, I'd say Ferrer.
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I think logic dictates that a player who needs lots of coaching from the stands during matches isn't going to be a great tactical coach. However for some players all they need is a mental adjustment (e.g. Murray with Lendl), and in those cases, a player who does everything to win and will try any ploy or gamesmanship no matter how it violates the rules of the game could serve as an excellent coach.
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Roddick and Hewitt would make for the ultimate commentary team.
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Monfils will be a GOAT coach.
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Simon as commentator, very articulate and knowledgable about tennis (tactics).
But has a droning voice, I'm not sure I could stand hearing it for several hours.
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Federer said he'd like to coach Wawrinka once he's retired.
When Federer retired, that Wawrinka would almost done for career.
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