How further can federer go, without a coach?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by hirohiro, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. hirohiro

    hirohiro Guest

    As a loyal Federer fan, I am very happy that he won his second Wimby, but at the same time a little bit scared.
    Roddick definitely showed his potential, both technically and tactically, and I believe he will continue to improve for a while.

    As for Fed, he is very close to the most "complete tennis player" right now (or ever), but it seems there still are some rooms for improvement, such as service and volley.

    For Roddick, there would be help from Mr. Gilbert, but I am wondering if or how Fed can do it on his own.
    Your thoughts, guys?

  2. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Feb 22, 2004
    Federer says that he does just fine without a coach, that he talks to people who know tennis and does just fine. He seems like an independent guy and not every player is the type who needs hired help to tell him how to play. he's confident enough to do it on his own IMO. Besides he can save a lot of money without one.
  3. Nadal2

    Nadal2 Rookie

    Jun 29, 2004
    Yeah, but Federer is going to end the year with a lot of prize money, so I don't know how he honestly would worry about that.
    I was asking myself the same question not too long ago, but one of the reasons why I have now changed my mind was what he did during the Roddick match. One of the reasons why the momentum can change during a rain delay is that you get to talk to your coach, but Federer still changed the momentum without a coach.
    Apparently he wants Darren Cahill as his coach. :?
  4. AndyC

    AndyC Semi-Pro

    Mar 31, 2004
    Fed will have to get a coach eventually.. if only to work on the areas which he might not realise he can get better. Thing is with this period without a coach.. others with their coaches are improving and closing the gap. Fed can't afford to stand still or move forward at too slow a pace.
  5. Phil

    Phil Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    In a tent, along the Silk Road
    Most of the great players of the 70's and 80's didn't have coaches when they got to the tour. Federer, I think, is still improving. He doesn't need a coach.
  6. dozu

    dozu Banned

    Feb 19, 2004
    Hingis is his coach.... and a good one. Both Fed and Hingis are tactical geniuses who can disect the game very well. Hingis is probably the best ever, men or women.

    There is no technical flaw in Fed's game, and tactically there is always work to do, including scouting.
  7. irishbanger

    irishbanger Rookie

    Feb 22, 2004
    How much further can you go than #1 with a bullitt?
  8. grind

    grind New User

    Feb 19, 2004
    I bet one thing, had Federer lost Sunday's final he'd have a new coach before September's U.S. Open. Having won Wimby, Rodger bought some time. Federer's post match interview showed he knew he was a little lucky Sunday. It was apparent to me Rodger needs a coach to point the way. I don't think it will be apparent to team Federer until he loses a big match he really wanted to win.
  9. Smashlob

    Smashlob Rookie

    Mar 30, 2004
    Federer is going to start some serious strength training as a result of that match, on grass he can get away with it, but he can not compete with Roddick on a US Open hard court.
  10. AAAA

    AAAA Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    He needs to improve his serve, volleys and concentration.

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