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Sharapova & Connors
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:30:04 PM »
So Connors is Sharapova's new coach?  Anyone see any of today's greats being a coach in the future?  Any players now never coaching?
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 03:43:07 PM »
I don't see what Connors can do for her poor serving and movement. She's already a big-time fighter, so what does he bring to the table here?
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 05:05:29 PM »
Conners knows plenty of the strategies Evert and others used back in the day.
He did alright with Roddick, at least got him to believe in himself it seemed.
 
 

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 05:13:10 PM »
Conners knows plenty of the strategies Evert and others used back in the day.
He did alright with Roddick, at least got him to believe in himself it seemed.
 
 

A fresh start and some confidence can never hurt.  Plus maybe some new motivation, but I doubt she needs that.  She said her current coach cannot travel much in the future.  If that is a way of saying she fired him or not, well, who knows.  Still interesting.
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 05:25:07 PM »
Most the time linking up with a new well known coach will motivate the player at least for a few months.
 
It could be all Maria needs to get going again.
 
And something for the fans to keep an eye on too.
 
Conners might as well coach Dimitrov too.  :rofl_2:

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 09:46:26 PM »
I was never high on Connors as a coach...but we will see how this goes.

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 09:48:28 PM »
I was never high on Connors as a coach...but we will see how this goes.

Same here, it's nothing against him but his demeanor just doesn't hit me right.
 
 

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 03:00:40 AM »
Conners knows plenty of the strategies Evert and others used back in the day.
He did alright with Roddick, at least got him to believe in himself it seemed.

Did he all right with Roddick? I remember it as a case of Roddick improving early on after the signing and then rather quickly fading. Led to no lasting improvements or important results imo.

I am doubtful if this will work out, but I have no suggestion as to who would be a better coach for her, so.....

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 07:07:21 AM »
I'm not sure if he has much to offer Masha.
I would think she'd try and solidify her service.
When that goes on walkabout her whole game suffers.

I can't imagine having Connors on my team and seeing him on a daily basis.
But then again, I don't really know the guy personally. :)

Aside from her on court vocals, she is one of the fiercest competitors to ever step on court.  Off court, she appears to be an absolute peach.  All the best to her as she enters the twilight of her career. ://
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 07:49:00 AM »
No thoughts at all on the second part of my initial post?
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 09:32:28 AM »
No thoughts at all on the second part of my initial post?
About today's players becoming coaches? I have no idea who would be successful, tbh, or who would bother trying. I can remember asking myself the same question over 20 years ago and I certainly would not have pictured Lendl and Connors doing it.

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 03:25:20 PM »
Maybe he'll inspire her to stare Serena into submission. That's the only thing I can see Connors doing for Maria. Maybe work on her footwork a little that might help her a bit against the rest of the tour but she's already made a lot of improvement in that area.


I can't see any of today's folks being coaches in the future. Then again, like Litotes said, did anyone see Lendl and Connors as future coaches? Maybe Hewitt, I can see him as a coach. I would imagine someone who's spent the majority of their time in the 10-30 ranking places would like to come back on tour for unfinished business through a younger talent. So maybe someone like Isner, or Monfils. Not really today's "greats" but in my opinion they could be successful coaches  of the future.


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Re: Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 04:06:12 PM »
So Connors is Sharapova's new coach?  Anyone see any of today's greats being a coach in the future?  Any players now never coaching?

Greats = Fed, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray...no

Future coaches
Courier
Chang
Roddick
Mahut
Russell--most likely
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 05:33:00 PM »
So Connors is Sharapova's new coach?  Anyone see any of today's greats being a coach in the future?  Any players now never coaching?

Greats = Fed, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray...no

Future coaches
Courier
Chang
Roddick
Mahut
Russell--most likely
Robredo
Henin
Stubbs



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I could not see Roddick being a coach.  Fed and Murray maybe.  Maybe the Magician needs to step up to the table and teach some people some moves!
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 05:35:28 PM »
I heard once or twice that Tommy would like to be involved in tennis when he retires. Not sure if that means coach, but would be interesting.
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2013, 05:59:10 PM »
Didn't Connors help Andy Roddick destroy his very good forehand for that spiny crap he came to rely on?
 
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2013, 06:23:13 PM »
I like Courier and Stubbs from Babs list.

...and maybe Hewitt can help Russell with his game. :innocent:
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2013, 06:24:31 PM »
I like Courier and Stubbs from Babs list.

...and maybe Hewitt can help Russell with his game. :innocent:

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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 06:31:41 PM »
Didn't Connors help Andy Roddick destroy his very good forehand for that spiny crap he came to rely on?
 
Unless Connors will face Serena, it really doesn't matter.   :ZZZZZ)

That was Dean Goldfine.

Connors actually tried to help him (and did). Connors coached him to rush to the net. Can't argue with the results.
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Re: Sharapova & Connors
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2013, 06:32:10 PM »
I like Courier and Stubbs from Babs list.

...and maybe Hewitt can help Russell with his game. :innocent:

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