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July 27th, 2010

Andy Murray Splits With Coach Miles Maclagan

Andy Murray has made a coaching change.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:04 pm in Coaching, Los Angeles | 61 Comments »

January 16th, 2010

Handicapping the Australian Open Field

My guess is that in those honest moments before falling to sleep most of the top eight seeds would prefer a different draw. Regardless, I think the player who benefits from an upset or two will be the player to watch on the final weekend.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:14 am in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Coaching, No. 1 ranking, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

November 21st, 2008

Nalbandian, Argentina Close in on First Davis Cup Title; Roddick Hires a Coach

It probably won’t make your local news or show up on front page of your city newspaper here in the U.S., but there is a Davis Cup final going on this weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:09 pm in Coaching, Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

July 25th, 2008

Federer Gets Decker From Roddick in Exchange for Mirka, Higueras

Obviously I’m joking. Such a scenario would unfortunately never, ever happen. And that’s too bad, though. Because in my mind, based on recent results both Roger Federer and Andy Roddick would both benefit from such a trade.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:15 am in Canadian Open, Coaching, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series | 155 Comments »

March 23rd, 2008

Djokovic Nets Fish for ATP Indian Wells Title; American Back in Mix

Watch out Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic is coming to get you.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:22 pm in American tennis, Coaching, Miami | 71 Comments »

December 31st, 2007

Looking Back at 2007 — The Men’s Game

Part One of this story addressed what happened with the women’s game in 2007 — and what I see is a powerful lesson to be learned by recreational adults, juniors, parents, and coaches.

Posted by TennisOne @ 5:59 pm in Coaching, Davis Cup | 55 Comments »

October 23rd, 2006

Courting a New British Game

These are fast changing times for British tennis. Andy Murray shot into the world’s Top 20 this year with new coach Brad Gilbert. There is a new British Davis Cup Captain, John Lloyd; and they just officially hired Peter Lundgren to coach the team after working with them during the fall. At the center of it all is a new Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Roger Draper, who has big aspirations.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 9:55 am in Coaching, Davis Cup, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

August 13th, 2006

Where are the Women?

Well…I’m back from my last vacation of the year, or at least the last of the summer, and it’s catch-up time in the tennis world. Fortunately I had a cable TV handy, unfortunately I had to endure that fill-in Sean guy on ESPN.

As it was my vacation, I saw several other people vacationing also. Namely WTA stars like Justin Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, Venus Williams, etc. Okay, I didn’t see them but I get the feeling they along with a few others are enjoying their rest based on all the pulls from Montreal the past few days.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:41 pm in ATP, Coaching, Player Participation, WTA | 6 Comments »

July 17th, 2006

An Experiment Bound to Go Awry

At the 2004 Pacific Life Open, Justine Henin-Hardenne was given a warning by the chair umpire after her coach, Carlos Rodriguez, was heard shouting instructions from the side of the court late in the second set of the quarterfinal match. Henin-Hardenne didn’t deny it, and instead blatantly admitted that Rodriguez was helping her. “He told me be aggressive … go to the net,” she said, “You can tell it’s coaching. I know what I have to do, but sometimes it’s hard for me when I’m on court, in the match, to do what you know you have to do.”

At the time, Henin-Hardenne held the World No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 10:26 pm in Coaching, TV, WTA | 3 Comments »

July 17th, 2006

Coaching to the Rescue?

You know women’s tennis is in trouble when the WTA dips into their un-original bag of ideas to better the game, only to pull out the on-court coaching card.

In a press release Friday the WTA announced that it will “experiment” with on-court coaching at upcoming summer stops in Montreal and New Haven, meaning coaches will be allowed to come on court during matches to help their players.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:11 pm in Coaching, WTA | 4 Comments »

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