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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:46 PM

Tennis: Navratilova just part of coaching carousel


(ESPN) So you rose from No. 11 in the world in January to No. 3 in the WTA rankings by the end of the year, and along the way, you made a Grand Slam final in Paris. What do you do?

If you’re Simona Halep, you fire your coach.

So you made the semifinals (at least) of three Grand Slam events and rocket from No. 32 to No. 7. Incidentally, you also break out as a star and marketing sensation. What do you do?

If you’re Eugenie Bouchard, you fire your coach. Although in her case, the official statement said that she and Nick Saviano agreed to part by mutual agreement. Translation: They fired each other. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://espn.go.com/blog/peter-bodo/post/_/id/899/navratilova-just-part-of-coaching-carousel



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:16 PM

1. Seems much more common in this day and age...

 

Back when I started following tennis, the early 1970's...players had one coach and stuck with him or her. Seems like dumping a coach hasn't worked out for most players, both Andys come to mind...Brad and Ivan got those two their slams, then they needed a change...Roddick never got another, and he could have, Murray may very well not...he's not in the same league as the top 3 anymore, and there are plenty above him who have a better chance of sneaking in when the big three falter.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:39 PM

2. They're GEtting To Be Like Tiger

Changing coaches instead of just hitting the damn ball.

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