Do you think Federer will coach his daughters?

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  1. snowbearr

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    I kinda of doubt that

    First, I assume Fed wants his daughters to be pros..then second, technique, really? 2 single back hand players? and doubles?:-?
     
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  2. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

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    Name me one player who had a parent/parents who were top pros and became pros themselves.

    Don't hold your breath on the Federer girls being any differerent.
     
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  3. I understand this is a very tempting thought, however there is just as big of a chance imo that they end up being Skiiers or even Business-women, if they choose to play tennis they will have better ground than Average Joe`s daughters both financially (obvioulsy) and also genetical. (Mirka also was a very good player,lets not forget)
    Id say if they choose to play tennis, they will probably become professional, but they will not be a Martina or a Steffi.
    Also i think that children to famous tennisplayers will always try to create their own legacy/identity. That often means not follow your mom`s/dad`s famous footsteps.
     
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  4. eagle

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    Don't forget the multi slam winners Agassi/Graf. Their trophy display case could overwhelm any pro athlete.

    Pressure would be enormous. Coming from tennis bluebloods, the kids would be expected to win and not just play well.

    r,
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  5. You are absolutely right!
    Steffi+Andre= 30 slams

    Fed is only halfway :shock:
     
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  6. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    You never know what your kids will want to do. Jordans kid didn't mind the shadow. I work for my old man and dont mind being a shadow either. Beats working at a corporate level job.

    It would be neat to keep Fed around the game.
     
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  7. lawrence

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    Can you imagine if Fed managed to teach 2 WTA players (his daughters) how to play like ATP players? By just giving them FEDERERTRAINING from the age of 5.

    It would be slaughter. haha
     
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  8. It doesnt work that way though, as a coach/AND as a father-coach you have to be very observant and openminded to each and every individual, what workes for player A might be something that player B despises.
     
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  9. Jay_The_Nomad

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    It's very difficult for kids of successful athletes to make a break through in the same sport.

    Because their parents are usually very very critical of them. Even more so than the ordinary parent.

    So psychologically it's detrimental to the kid.
     
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  10. Mick

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    as a tennis pro, i think the last thing federer would want to do in his spare time is to go to the tennis court to coach his children.

    secondly, teaching the basics is a very boring activity for a world class player to take part in.
     
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  11. Blinkism

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    Taylor Dent
     
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  12. TheFifthSet

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    He can ask me to coach them for a, errrr . . . reasonable fee.
     
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  13. OHBH

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    Floyd Wayweather Jr.
     
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  14. T Woody

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    Joaquim Noah
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Barry Bonds
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    Stephan Curry
    Peyton/Eli Manning
    DJ Strawberry
    many more...

    You may be talking just tennis players though, in which case Dent is the only I know of....which is strange considering the prevalence in other sports. Seems to be weirdly absent in golf too.
     
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  15. kishnabe

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    Bjorn Borg and his son try to become progessional bur Failed!!!
     
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  16. Yonie

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    Roger already said in some interviews that they will put absolutely no pressure on the twin's shoulders and wont force them into anything.
    They will probably pick up a racket at some point, but it needs far more to become a sucessful pro than just having skilled parents.
     
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  17. stanfordtennis alum

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  18. defrule

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    They might not becomes pros but I'm sure they'll pick up racket and have a hit with their father.
     
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  19. pound cat

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    Both of the Federer girls are going to become fashionistas mentored by Vogue editor Anna Wintour who sat in his box during USO.
     
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  20. IvanAndreevich

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    Taylor Dent's dad was a pro. There are others as well.
     
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  21. Mick

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    Here is probably the most successful case:

    "Ivan Lendl was born into a tennis family in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). His parents were top players in Czechoslovakia. (His mother Olga was at one point ranked the No. 2 woman player in the country)"

    -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Lendl
     
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  22. Netspirit

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    Given the current state of WTA, Roger could as well coach Mirka.
     
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  23. pound cat

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    LOL.....I'm thinking of a player within the living memory of posters on this board

    Nice try
     
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  24. maddogz32

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    i dont know, he would be a good coach, but the question is whether or not he knows how to coach little kids
     
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  25. OddJack

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    Living memory or no that makes the case pertty good.
     
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  26. pound cat

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    Kuznetsova comes from a family of cyclists. Does that count?


    PS Bets on for neither of the Federer children to be the least bit interested in playing tennis.
     
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  27. Mr Topspin

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    Genetics are very complicated.

    Just because Federer and Mirka have good fundamentals in tennis does not mean that there children would become great tennis players. Forexample Agassi's and Graf's children may not have inherited the good genes from their parent's. They may have inherited the bad ones which may not benefit them.

    If you all think of the movie Twins with Swarsnegger and Devito - one twin had all the good genes and one had the bad ones and yet they came from the same family. That is pretty much how genetics works - there are no gurantees that children will as a matter of right become great athletes because of their parent's. It's in the genes but those genes must be passed to the children. I give an example. I am from a family of word class athletes. My mother ran for her country and internationally and my father played international soccer. I Played tennis at satelite/challenger level. My sister can hardly walk due to a knee problems. Why is my sister not excelling as the rest of the family? Answer - she did not inherit the right genes.
     
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  28. pound cat

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    Yes, they may have inherited the bad gene from Graf's side & will become tax evaders ...or from Andre's side in which case they may become bald drug users.
     
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  29. Azzurri

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    my god, is this what you people think of??? who cares???????????
     
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  30. JoelDali

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    Yeah Sampras' dad was a struggling 3.0 for many years. Luckily Pete and Stella got their Mom's tennis genetic codes.

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  31. Did you just use the movie Twins as a scientific example of genetics?
     
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  32. GuyClinch

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    Many athletes have the genes to become pro tennis players - its not that exclusive athletically. But the training and dedication that's very rare. Andre says he hates tennis. Do you think he will drive kids enough to make them tennis pros? I highly doubt it.

    Most tennis pros are all upset about their lost "childhood" - as if memories of getting hazed as a kid compare to winning the US Open. Andre doesn't like his dad either for driving him into tennis. Of course they didn't get to experience it both ways..

    Many of the regular kids would of course take their chances with the fame and glory of being a tennis star..

    Pete
     
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  33. nereis

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    The chances of Federer's children having an ounce of his potential are slim. That said, I can imagine that they would at the very least be able to play. Probably not professionally, but perhaps at the college level.
     
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  34. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Mirka should be the one coaching them.


    On how to land a top husband....
     
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  35. rommil

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    No. Federer will send his daughters to the Jelena Jankovic Tennis Academy.
     
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  36. mandy01

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    I have a feeling atleast one of the daugters could get into high fashion seeing how Mirka especially is so interested in it...
    Besides when Anna Wintour follows Roger across the globe, the influence wont be hard to set in :wink:
     
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  37. mtommer

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    Other sports all you need to get the chicks, money and glory is be a pro or potential pro. You don't have to be successful as a pro. THAT is itself alluring to most individuals, no matter what you do. With tennis and golf you have to have the prestige to get the perks.
     
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  38. CCNM

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    If he does coach his kids hopefully he won't be a Mr. Agassi, Mr. Pierce, or Mr. Dokic. :?
     
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