News on a Federer-Cahill Contract

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  1. DoubleDeuce

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    This French Sports news website is confirming (up to now) rumors on Roger-Cahill teaming up.

    It's in French though:

    http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1513/ten...ederer-sous-les-ordres-de-Darren-Cahill.dhtml

    Here is how google translated it:

    Under the leadership of Jose Higueras in April 2008, Roger Federer has decided to end its collaboration with the former glory of the Spanish tennis.

    Australian Darren Cahill will take under his wing prodgieux the Swiss player, recent winner of the U.S. Open. Federer and Higueras split because the Spaniard has the opportunity to work with the American Federation, which would have made a tempting offer.

    Cahill, former coach of Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi, has so far been based commentator with the Australian television channel ESPN. . In 2003, Federer had appealed to Cahill for the first time, but Australia had refused his proposal. The Swiss is now finalizing a contract.



    Maybe they have some inside info, maybe they don't. As far as I am concerned it remain as speculation until Federer, Cahill or a credible source confrims this.
     
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  2. RCizzle65

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    lol Jose Federer
     
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  3. JeMar

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    lol (10char)
     
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    This sounds too good to be true, Cahill really would make a great coach for him, from a tactic stand point. Although, even if he becomes Federer's coach, I would think that he Federer would do his usual "I won't listen to my coach" routine.
     
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  5. icedevil0289

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    I hope this is true but if it is, fed actually needs to listen and not be so stubborn.
     
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  6. saram

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    I wonder if Cahill's ties to Adidas and Agassi end soon?
     
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  7. icedevil0289

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    no idea, but it would be cool, atleast for me anyway, to see fed working with cahill and even agassi, although thats just wishful thinking.
     
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    It has to be true, they would never invent something like that! It's bad for me because
    1- I liked Cahill as a TV commentator in the US.
    2- Now that Cahill is involved with Fed, the other American commentators are gonna be more pro Fed than ever.
    I'm bracing myself in advance :???:
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how Fed's game would possibly change. Cahill would be the GOAT of coaches if he managed to get Fed back to beating everyone. However, he'll be hated forever by Fed fans because he was hailed as a savior.
     
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  10. icedevil0289

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    well I don't think you'll have to worry about brad gilbert switching camps, he is a *********.
     
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    Well................

    Well if this is true then half of the team is in place, Fed just needs Gil Reyes to "Pump Him Up" to Mega Fed status Grrrrrrr :twisted:

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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    This would be amazing if it was true!!!!
     
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    I wouldn't hate him.
     
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  14. JeMar

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    I don't get it. :???:
     
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  15. veroniquem

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    Because credit would be given to Cahill rather than Fed is what I think he means...
     
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    if they do team up and fed goes back to his dominating ways, shouldn't cahill receive the credit, atleast a large portion of it anway?
     
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  17. JeMar

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    Well, someone had to teach Federer how to play. It's not like he became the player he is all by himself. It's always been ultimately a team effort, even if he was trained so well he was able to go by himself for a few years.
     
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    Some would. It's like Obama: he was hailed during the campaign for change, but if he doesn't change the US for the good, his supporters would hate on him. Bottom line: Cahill has a lot of pressure if he takes Fed under his wing.

    Fed was (is) falling from his throne farther and farther and farther. He did it without a coach. If Cahill revived him, then people will think Cahill's a genius even though Fed should receive the credit.
     
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  19. Morrissey

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    They were all pro-Fed anyway, so was Cahill. If anything you took away one less pro-Federer commentator and you kept the lone Nadal fan in Gilbert. So thank God BG is still there, I never thought I would say that. However, Chris Fowler is pretty fair. MJ Fernandez's husband is Fed's agent so we know where her alliance lays. Pmac if he isn't in love with Roddick-Blake he's in love with Fed. But one thing is true, the Fed camp is certainly facing their first real crisis. And the same goes for this TW pro Fed forum.
     
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  20. icedevil0289

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    shouldn't both receive the credit?
     
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    I always thought Pmac was more of a nadal fan.

    oh never mind, I was thinking Jmac, but realized you said Pmac.
     
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  22. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Yes, but Fed didn't have a coach when he started the freefall. Cahill would be seen more responsible for Fed's resurgence (if he does resurge.)
     
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    JMac always seemed like a Nadal fan to me. He seems to love any lefty he sees. PMac seems to be a Fed man from what I can infer. All the British commentators are Nad fans especially Lloyd and Castle.
     
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    Disagree,first real crisis was last year,this is just the continuing of it.I realized after last year that Fed's days of dominating tennis are gone and I'm fine with it,he dominated long enough but I have to admit that I'm pissed he doesn't have a coach so I hope this rumour is true.I'm a big Fed fan and all that but don't like this kind of attitude "I'm so good I don't need a coach" from him,everyone needs a coach(even someone as talented as Fed),especially at the age of 27-28 when natural decline kicks in and you can no longer just play "your game" and be as succesfull.Sampras had coach,Agassi had coach,Nadal has coach,Fed needs one as well,not go back to dominating tennis as that won't happen any more but in order to break Pete's slam record which is still within his capablity to do.

    I'm a big Fed fan and if Fed breaks Pete's slam record under Cahill I will hail him as savior.Heck,if Fed gets paired with Cahill and breaks Pete's record under him I promise I'll make a praising thread here dedicated to him.
     
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    Agree. JMac is pro Nadal and and PMac is pro Fed.
     
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    I hope Cahill will help his game.
     
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    I will for sure be hailing cahill along with you.
     
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    Ok so now the new topic after who the coach is, is who gets the credit?
    Tell me, was there egg first or chicken, you loons?
    Dont you see however you look at it they both are going to get credit for it?

    Some players are more dependent on coaches than others but both parties get credit regardless. Nadal for example is one of the most dependent players out there. He needs toni like robots need software. And even there, he gets credit for fowlling up on everything he tells him a to z.
     
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  29. icedevil0289

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    btw is there a reason that cahill previously declined to coach fed? I know he said something about fed not being able to afford him, but is there another reason?
     
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  30. Lotto

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    This isn't even official yet and you're debating who's going to get the credit for Fed's "return" lol. What are ya's like??? :p

    I am praying this is true and hoping that it's announced by one of them soon....or another source anounces it.
     
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    I saw it in 2003 cahill said he cant afford me. If true stupid thing to say, even as a joke.
     
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    Lol,I remember that quote and I'm pretty sure that was a joke from Cahill,he's a funny guy.
     
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    I think there's more to it than that. It seems like cahill dislikes federer although I have no idea why.
     
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    IMO Cahill loves Federer, why do you think he dislikes him?
     
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    lol, I guess I took his comment the wrong way, you're going to have to pardon me for my ignorance. I've read some comments here and there that cahill dislikes fed, that's all, but I really have no idea about anything really.
     
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    He dislikes him because Roger beat his predictions big time. He was big on Hewitt and Roger basically buried him. He had seen 15yo Fed play and had only negative prospects for him. He maybe a great coach but he will suck as a gambler.
     
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    As a commentator, he is always very complimentary of Roger. He picked him to win the AO at the beginning of the final.
     
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    that doesn't mean he loves him, perhaps he's just being objective. Setting aside my love for fed, as a comentator I would have picked fed to have won that final since he had everything going for him. Doesn't mean cahill likes or loves fed.
     
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  39. bluescreen

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    i really hope this is true. im sure cahill can do wonders for federer's game if he's willing to listen. should be exciting.
     
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    Agree, agree, and agree!
     
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    Throughout the tournament he picked Nadal. The only reason he went with Fed was because of the circumstances, (longest semi-final and all). I think Cahill was initially kind of objective but leaning towards Federer, but every day he is getting more and more impressed with Nadal.
     
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    The date shown at the bottom of the article is from last year, IMO.
    See the 08 at the end followed by the hour, probably
    Sept 25, 2008

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    25/09/08 10h28

    Lire aussi: Higueras nouveau coach de Federer
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    aww nuts. Bummer
     
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    Cahill should start coaching Fed at the end of the year so that Fed can take all the credit for losing again at the Fo and at Wimbledon.
     
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    It is about time Federer gets a coach, although I think Brad Gilbert is better suited for Federer at this point.
     
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    seems like it's a Belgian site
    I can't seem to confirm the news of the Federer-Cahill partnership


    I would rather believe L'Equipe than this belgian site;just my 2 cents ;)
     
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    I would be leery of a professional coach who only uses a continental grip for forehand and backhand.
     
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    *snickers quietly*
     
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    No way, different personalities.
     
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  50. federerdomination

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    Lol I think Fed can afford him now :)

    But too bad it all seems to be speculation now. Whether Cahill gets the some of the credit (assuming there is a Fed resurgence) shouldn't matter. After all, winning GS (sharing credit) > losing GS (not sharing credit) (Not that I think Fed can't win GS without a new coach)
     
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