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Illier
03-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Not sure how trusted can this source be, but:
http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090304.wsptfed4/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/home

Discuss.

RoddickAce
03-04-2009, 04:19 PM
So the rumours were true...

Oui, c'est moi.
03-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Severin 'Duthi'??!:evil:




Good news if it's true!

breadstick
03-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Hopefully it'll show in his results (which are still awesome anyway).

Is Federer's next tournament Indian Wells?

tennis_hand
03-04-2009, 04:42 PM
good to hear that.

Oui, c'est moi.
03-04-2009, 04:54 PM
So does this mean Roger can afford him now? ;) :lol:

mzzmuaa
03-04-2009, 05:02 PM
Hopefully the beating Nadal has given him for the past year and a half has humbled him to the point where he can take a coach's advice.

JeMar
03-04-2009, 05:06 PM
This is awesome.

federerdomination
03-04-2009, 05:20 PM
Can we trust the source?

babbette
03-04-2009, 05:25 PM
I found this picture and it looks photoshoped to me. Roger definitely looks like he's been photoshopped in.
http://i42.tinypic.com/20a5s48.jpg

but either way if the news is true, good for him.

Illier
03-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Can we trust the source?
Not sure, actually. I suppose. I'm just not frequent on that site to be certain.

Still, it's interesting if it's really happening.

Illier
03-04-2009, 05:28 PM
I found this picture and it looks photoshoped to me. Roger definitely looks like he's been photoshopped in.
http://i42.tinypic.com/20a5s48.jpg

but either way if the news is true, good for him.

True. Looks odd. His hair is longer there, too. So it must "be" old, right?

Oui, c'est moi.
03-04-2009, 05:31 PM
It's not photoshopped, it's just an old pic.

Bigger (http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/L/X/HBLXyVVP_Pxgen_r_900x596.jpg)

federerdomination
03-04-2009, 05:32 PM
Even in the bigger pic, he still looks photoshopped

babbette
03-04-2009, 05:38 PM
It's not photoshopped, it's just an old pic.

Bigger (http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/L/X/HBLXyVVP_Pxgen_r_900x596.jpg)

bigger it's clearer that it's photoshoped. Another thing that gives it away is the color contrast of the two. Cahill looks like he's underneath an afternoon sun and Roger looks like he's under a 4-5pm grey evening. Also Roger's hand looks aligned with cahill supposed to show that they are facing eachother directly but if you look at where their eyes are looking it's not correct. Plus Roger looks a little too big.

babbette
03-04-2009, 05:40 PM
another clear clue..what net is that long?:confused:

Oui, c'est moi.
03-04-2009, 05:48 PM
another clear clue..what net is that long?:confused:
Aren't they standing closer to the net post?

miniRafa386
03-04-2009, 06:07 PM
I found this picture and it looks photoshoped to me. Roger definitely looks like he's been photoshopped in.
http://i42.tinypic.com/20a5s48.jpg

but either way if the news is true, good for him.

no sun for federer??? clearly photoshopped

NickC
03-04-2009, 06:19 PM
It's not photoshopped, it's just an old pic.

Bigger (http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/L/X/HBLXyVVP_Pxgen_r_900x596.jpg)

no sun for federer??? clearly photoshopped

Dude, did you read the other post I quoted?

VivalaVida
03-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Good for Roger and Cahill. I hope this is a successful partnership and helps fed break the slam record!

JeMar
03-04-2009, 07:37 PM
That picture isn't even close to being real.

shadows
03-05-2009, 02:27 AM
While the picture can be doctored the articles on the subject seem real enough. I'd imagine what was required was a source image of Fed/Cahill together to illustrate an article and that's the result xD

jman
03-05-2009, 03:07 AM
WOW! I've been hoping for this partnership for a long time! I think Cahill is the man to bring Fed back to his best. Bring on IW!!

theduh
03-05-2009, 05:11 AM
Good read http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/03/04/confirmed-darren-cahill-is-coaching-roger-federer/

cknobman
03-05-2009, 05:50 AM
I hope its true. Roger needs a coach to point out his weaknesses and work on good strategy against players who exploit those weaknesses.

Cayhill is a great guy and a good coach.

As long as Roger listens to him and actually tries to execute some of his ideas I can see good things happening.

Zaragoza
03-05-2009, 06:12 AM
If that's true, would Cahill be a full time coach or just a part time coach like Higueras? There's a big difference.

Cahill is a good coach but I don't believe in tennis gurus. At the end of the day it's the player who takes decisions on the court and I'm not sure if someone could make Federer change his mind at this point of his career. It's been said that he's not a coachable player. His problems in the last year were not strategic.

mandy01
03-05-2009, 06:23 AM
If that's true, would Cahill be a full time coach or just a part time coach like Higueras? There's a big difference.

Cahill is a good coach but I don't believe in tennis gurus. At the end of the day it's the player who takes decisions on the court and I'm not sure if someone could make Federer change his mind at this point of his career. It's been said that he's not a coachable player. His problems in the last year were not strategic.
Who said Federer is not coachable?

welcome2petrkordaland
03-05-2009, 06:31 AM
not to undermine his abilities, work ethic, etc. at all, but Roger really, really needs a coach at this point in his career. this is no newsflash at all i realize, but he obviously has shown an inability to prevent certain players from exploiting his weakness early and often throughout a match, resulting in a loss.
if he doesn't get a coach and change some tactics, it will continue to happen.

tintin
03-05-2009, 08:35 AM
hope it's true and hope that we see slight changes in Roger's mindset and game and may we see results soon

Lotto
03-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Any updates on this rumour??

I guess Indian Wells could tell alot. If Federer comes out all guns blazing and wins the title then maybe he has indeed been working with Cahill or he just has made some big changes mentally with his team, and tactically but the latter I doubt.

We'll see next week.