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Old 02-04-2005, 08:23 AM   #16
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Wow! I have officially reached absolute loser status and this is my 10 000th post and I don't know how or why it has been so long, but some info on Peter is a good thing to bring it up with.

There is only so much I can really say, no seriously. What do you want to know about the guy?

As a player Peter was a very talented player and had some very good strokes, and had a reputation as an upset artist, but dedication was never his strong point as a player, he could have been a top 10-20 player consistently if he showed more dedication.

Next fact look at the common theme of the players he coached Rios, Federer and Marat, you could say he likes to work with talentless donkeys, but being quite a talented player who didn't always focus, that helps him in the approach that he has had with these types of players.

He is from the central part of Sweden, but now lives on the west coast of Sweden with his family and he has 2 kids as well. He was going to be the Swiss DC captain when Peter Carter died, but as he wasn't a Swiss citizen they didn't give it him and he helped Marc Rosset initially.

Peter is a bit of a rocker and likes the rock and metal music and his father was a very good musician, as a coach well I remember making fun of some of the Safinistas because when the results weren't coming that they should sack him and I just laughed, and the calls will happen again if he doesn't perform, but that's human nature.
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:38 AM   #17
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Happy 10,000th, GWH! Thanks for the background. I remember the cries for Peter's head. It's so interesting that you note Peter coaching players who were similiar in that they are/were talented, but, need/needed direction. All three of the players you mentioned reached #1.

This is a subject I've been wary about bringing up. But, do you have any indication that there is bad blood between the Federer team and Peter? I hope not because I really like Roger, Peter, and Marat. I like the way Roger and Marat get on. A key moment in their semi was when Roger missed a DTL he would usually get. Marat said, "Thank you," and Roger said, "You're welcome." Then they both smiled before the next point.
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jmp, if I know anything I am not going to talk about.

Marat and Roger get along very well that is obvious enough.
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:55 AM   #19
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Makes sense to me and, yes, they do get along well.
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thanks for the info, GWH.
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I`ve always liked Peter, because he is a great coach and a very nice person. I believed he was the one to help Marat and overcome his mental issues, but of course it was difficult and they needed their time to build up a right relationship base so that Marat will trust him and listen to him, but it seems like the work paid off. I think the most important thing is that Marat respects Peter as a person and a coach. And Peter is a very dedicated and emotional man in Marats matches, thats what i like, too.
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Marat has had good coaches before Peter, but as I have said before when the appointment was made it was a brilliant choice by Marat, though he had to be open enough to accept that things were going to be different and acting upon it.
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Wow! I have officially reached absolute loser status and this is my 10 000th post
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Next fact look at the common theme of the players he coached Rios, Federer and Marat, you could say he likes to work with talentless donkeys, but being quite a talented player who didn't always focus, that helps him in the approach that he has had with these types of players.
I heard that Peter was quite lazy when he was a player...He probably learned from his own mistakes...That's why he knows what to do with mental issues.

He's very successful as a coach because he knows better than anyone else how to fulfill his players' abilities.
Of course, we can say that they were already gifted...but despite having a perfect technique they are lost without mental conditionning.
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Yes, Bea that is true I remember having that same discussion in 2000 about him with a few friends and one of them mentioned the point that Peter was a very talented player, yet he was coaching another very talented player and how would the dynamics work and I said tactically he is quite good underneath that exterior. Unlike some coaches he doesn't want the spotlight and is there for his player.

The best thing about him was that he had enough of Rios and was just pissed off with him and left him and not the other way around.
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I wonder how much is talked about tactics. Thoroughly, hardly (Peter pointing out a few highlights) or only on certain matches?

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as a coach well I remember making fun of some of the Safinistas because when the results weren't coming that they should sack him and I just laughed, and the calls will happen again if he doesn't perform, but that's human nature.
Right...it's part of the human nature...Plus, we live in a consumer society. People have no patience anymore...They want everything...fast...

And when there's no result, it's always trainer's fault ...Football/soccer is the perfect example...How many coaches are fired when a team loses?
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Sometimes it can't be the trainer or coach's fault, but a lot of players are too pampered these days, so if they don't have faith in the trainer, they don't perform and if they don't perform for him, then they'll get sacked.
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I meant the coach will get sacked.
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thanks for the background GWH
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Wow, 10 000 posts. That's some number, congrads. And thatks for the info on Peter. Did you see him play?
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