I've been a long time reader here in the forums and I just wanted to make a thread in honor of Brad Gilbert. I do not think that there is another player/coach/personality that has contributed to the sport of tennis as much as Brad Gilbert has in the past twenty years. As a player he had no big weapons in his tennis arsenal, but BG was able to win twenty singles titles and be ranked in the top ten for five years and rank as high as fourth at one point. Using his brains more than anything else, he was able to expose the weaknesses of his opponents and break them down using his knowledge of the game. That said I realize that he wasn't that special as a player, but he did have a sizable effect upon his counterparts during his years as a player, such as sending John McEnroe into retirement. As a coach, he is without a doubt one of the greatest ever. His partnership with Andre Agassi is one of the most successful runs in tennis and he catapulted Andy Roddick into superstardom in his short coaching term with him. Brad Gilbert is what tennis needs. A highly publicised coach with a personality I personally find to be amiable and goofy, but also rightly opinionated, though he takes it a little far sometimes in his picks. I for one will be watching for Murray in the coming months to see how the partnership with Brad Gilbert changes his game. Being in the booth for tennis coverage with ESPN has, in my opinion, even furthered BG's understanding of ATP players which makes him even more dangerous as a coach. In writing this, I hope you all understand that I am in no way insinuating that he is comparable to players such as becker, edberg, mcenroe, but as a total package, he has been a great contributer to tennis. I am a bit biased because for some reason I have been a fan of Brad Gilbert for some time.