Gilbert is now free!

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  1. RoddickistheMan

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    Due to some confirmed true information. It seems highly likely that murray will be parting ways with Gilbert leaving arguably the worlds best tennis coach as a free agent. I believe that Gilbert should return to coach Roddick again if the opportunity strikes. First off Roddick has the least amount of work for Gilbert to fix since hes already in the top five plus they have worked together before. Secondly Roddick seems to have matured a little bit so the idea of them reuniting doesnt seem so far fetched. However some likely up and coming american players would be perfect candidates for gilbert. Querrey, Young and Isner come to mind and would play well under gilberts coaching. However the msot likely match up might very well be Him coaching Federer in the near future which will make federer virtually unstoppable.
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  2. FiveO

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    Please, let no one suggest him for Federer.
     
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    I agree. Gilbert is a great coach, but a player like fed isn't really his type. I'd love to see him with someone like Isner or Young though, not that they could afford him. Djokovic would be an interesting matchup too.
     
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  4. FiveO

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    He's just too big a personality. Personally, I'd think a guy like Baghdatis, Verdasco or Feliciano Lopez might be a good fit although I'd still have my reservations. Gilbert's been out of the limelight in the US but I don't know if that is a product of him toning down his act or merely being out of the country but I would suspect the latter.
     
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    Aweeessssomee. i hope he coaches fed, but they seem like an unlikely match, but it would be really cool if they did, i think federer should hire Jackie Chan as a coach, then he'd be unstoppable, LOL
     
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    I don't think Fed needs a coach. If he thinks he does, I certainly hope he doesn't hire Gilbert. Gilbert will talk Fed to dead. The guy loves to talk. He thinks he gets pay by the words he speaks.
     
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  7. Tennis_Bum

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    Where did you get this "confirmed true information"? I am curious.
     
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  8. rommil

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    Federer's smarter than that. Their personalities will not mix either, especially that Federer is very low key with his training and seem to surround himself with composed people. Gilbert is too much a loudmouth, has a spastic personality who likes to draw attention. If Stefanki was available, he would be more of a likely candidate that Roger might consider. If he is looking...
     
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    Even if Brad Gilbert was the only coach on the earth, Fed would still say NO...there is no way these two get along well together...BG talks like a machine gun, non-stop. Fed is more of a laid back guy, and I would think Gilbert would annoy the heck out of Fed..

    No doubt he is a great coach, but...I would go insane too if he was my coach...I don't mind watching him talk on TV once in a while...but I just cant put up with how he talks for more than 10 mins.
     
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    No, No, No - please give him to Nadal to work on his service game on hard courts!
     
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    I agree that BG should coach some upcoming American kids to help American tennis.
     
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  12. rommil

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    Or become a used car salesman.
     
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  13. ShooterMcMarco

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    Fed should get Annacone
     
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  14. TheNatural

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    Gilbert should just coach some lower ranked young americans and bring them up to the top 10. This will showcase his coaching talents. He should Coach Query or one of those guys and turn them into the next Agassi or Sampras.
     
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    Edit *** Question answered in another thread
     
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  16. ckthegreek

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    Gilbert needs to work with someone who has to see the world through Gilbert's eyes. Someone who may lack confidence and lost his way. A past top 10 player who's now hovering around the top 20/30 mark
     
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  17. hyperwarrior

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    I hope Safin will hire him...
     
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  18. ckthegreek

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    Sounds like a good idea but realistically can't see a Russian player being coached by an American.
     
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    It's so amusing to see how many of these posters "know" Brad Gilbert so throughly.
     
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    Young is not a good fit, and Isner is not talented enough. Querry is a perfect fit. Querry is highly talented american player who is struggling right now due to some poor coaching. and they seem to have similar interests and likes so they should get along well.:grin:
     
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  21. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Didn't Gilbert sign a multi-year contract with the Lawn Tennis Association, or was it a one year contract? :confused:

    But, I just hope Federer, and Young stays clear of him.
     
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    What happened with Fed and Roache?
    I now that they split but was never sure what actually happened
     
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    I truely believe that Blake would improve the most under Gilbert's wing. He's the one player that needs mental/tactical help. It's a win win situation! Gilbert gets back in the limelight to push more books - Blake starts winning harder matches.
     
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    Why not DY

    I think that DY is a great fit if DY can stand Gilly ( I know DYs mother won't be able to). DY has got a load of talent much like Rios, but he doesn't use it correctly. Good footspeed, great hands, takes the ball early, decent court sense. Gilly may be able to really bring this out in DY and develop some big weapons to produce another great champion (if one is in there ;) ).

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  25. ilovecarlos

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    Excuse my ignorance, but I thought Gilbert's "main" contract was with English tennis in general. Helping their roster of players including, but not exclusively, Andy Murray. I read somewhere that he would keep his contract even if he and Murray parted ways due to clash of personalities.....am I totally off the mark here?
     
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    Oooops...just read your post! Haha..we do think alike...
     
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    Thoroughly? No. He may be working on a cure for cancer behind the scenes, but it was hard to miss his unabashed self-promotion and emoting while in the stands during his charge's matches, which in American terms at least amounted to "showing up" his own guy. BG seems to enjoy or can't help making a spectacle of himself and those traits were on display enough to appear to be his norm.
     
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    "confirmed true information"?
     
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    thats what im wondering about.

    at any rate if it is true he wont go back with roddick, im pretty sure they dont even speak now.

    I would love to see him work with isner or young, the usta should pay him to.
     
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  31. TheNatural

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    has gilbert ever helped anyones game technically or is he just a tactical coach?
     
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    Isn't Sharapova being coached by Joyce? I don't think this is an unlikely scenario. Now Safin and Gilbert? More unlikely.
     
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    How did he end up in the UK tennis scene? Maybe the US didn't want him. And Dolph's brother Peter is still working with the UK tennis federation?
     
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  36. coloskier

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    Putting an arrogant player with a coach who is even more arrogant just isn't a good fit. I am surprised it didn't happen sooner.
     
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    I don't think Querry is disciplined enough to benefit from a big coach like Gilbert. I also think discipline, among other things, was probably why he and Murray split. I remember reading an article in Tennis Magazine on Murray. When they asked gilbert about Murray's competitiveness he answered "Andy is very competitive, even in video games. Once I asked him stop playing because he had a match to play later and he answered 'I just have to beat this level'.

    I think Gilbert was, indirectly, letting the readers know how immature and irresponsible Murray actually is.

    Querrey also gives me a vibe of lack of dedication and discipline. Maybe it's because of the interview he gave recently where he said he "was in no hurry to get to the top" or something to that effect.
     
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  38. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    $$$$$ talks, and Brad listened. ;)

    I would too...
     
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  39. rommil

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    Gilbert did coach Roddick before so yeah it already happened.
     
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  40. Shaolin

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    Gilbert is too annoying for most people to deal with for a long amount of time.

    Murray had better hire Cahill before Fed does!
     
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  41. Moose Malloy

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    these Gilbert threads always crack me up. I bet most posting here can't name more than 5 active pro tennis coaches, yet we are all full of suggestions for who he should coach. does that mean that Gilbert is the only great coach out there or that's he the only coach who holds press conferences after his players win a tournament?

    Did fans really know much about the coaches of Borg, Lendl, Edberg, Becker back in the day? No, because they weren't attention *****s like Gilbert. No wonder he keeps getting fired, it must get kinda annoying for someone else getting credit when you do well.

    And remember Gilbert only coaches players with a LOT of $ (Agassi, Roddick, the LTA) so keep dreaming that he would ever coach an upcoming young player. Maybe if they win the lottery or something.
     
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  42. fastdunn

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    yep. assuming this is true, I remember Moose predicted this while back.
     
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    I think they would fight too much.
     
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    When one looks at the ranking history of Andy Murray, it is difficult to ascertain the influence and benefit of his relationship with Brad Gilbert, and the effect on his career. Andy has been on a steady rise in the rankings (according to the ATP web site), and did not all of a sudden, take a huge leap when Gilbert came on board.

    His progression was constant and steady...just not meteoric. What did Brad Gilbert really do for Andy Murray? I suspect that Andy would have continued to rise in the rankings, as a natural progression as a player and fulfilling his innate talent.

    The LTA got shafted.
     
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    maybe gilbert should coach djokovic
     
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    If Gilbert is such a great coach, then why does he continue to get fired by his players? This is not a rhetorical question. In his defense, I think he did help Murray raise his game to the next level.
     
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    He should coach Hewitt....;)
     
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  50. Moose Malloy

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    I know, its pretty funny. People forget Agassi fired him(sure it was spun as a 'friendly' separation, which it was, but it was not a mutual decision. Agassi was the one that wanted a change, not Gilbert. I recall Gilbert saying he wanted to be with Agassi his entire career a few years ago)

    Roddick said that Gilbert wouldn't be with him for long periods of time, just show up at events & say "let's just find a win to win today' etc, etc.

    Considering how often he is on talk radio, promoting books, products, etc, I wonder how much time he really spends with his players. That worked well with Agassi who had so many off-court interests as well, but most players are 24/7 tennis kind of guys. They like to have someone with them in-between events, during the off-season, etc.
     
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