Is Magnus Norman Really This Good As A Coach?

THE FIGHTER

Hall of Fame
He sowed the seeds for dimitrov last year, who has shown considerable growth under his tutelage, and now has turned Stan Wawrinka into a legitimate major champion in the span of a year.

Good to Great indeed.
 

TonyB

Hall of Fame
I was just wondering about this myself. He coached Soderling and now Wawrinka to victories over Nadal. And neither had any prior success against him.

And what he has done with Dimitrov is amazing as well. Looks like he still has a long way to go, but at least he looks a little more mentally strong under Norman's wing.

It can't be coincidence.
 

TonyB

Hall of Fame
Well you know what they say.

those who cant do, teach?
Oddly, that is true much of the time.

But while the phrase sounds derogatory, you can't blame the teacher for not being able to "do", especially in tennis. Tennis is a tremendously demanding sport that combines physicality with mental toughness. Just because Norman may have the KNOWLEDGE to understand the game and how to play, he may not necessarily have had the physical or mental gifts to be able to play at the top tier level.

I don't blame coaches for not being champions themselves. If a coach is a great teacher and has the ability to turn his players into champions, then why is that a bad thing? We need more people like this out there.
 

THE FIGHTER

Hall of Fame
I was just wondering about this myself. He coached Soderling and now Wawrinka to victories over Nadal. And neither had any prior success against him.

And what he has done with Dimitrov is amazing as well. Looks like he still has a long way to go, but at least he looks a little more mentally strong under Norman's wing.

It can't be coincidence.
magnus really instilled a great belief in dimitrov, and made him a more intelligent player. i think it's really going to come through once he spends more time with Roger Rasheed and his physical capabilities reach the next level.
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
He also beat Guga at Rome on clay in a masters final, so that means he can do.
well I just mean, he isnt a slam champion.

and lets be honest, greatness is measured by slams.

he is like the swedish version of brad gilbert...expect you know, intelligent, smart and a decent human being.
 

Cnote

Rookie
Well, from what you guys are saying about this coach, he's certainly worth the money. Maybe he'll be hired by one of the the young American players after he wins another slam or two with Stan!
 
Well well, he won a 2nd Slam with Stan at RG 2015.

Surely he is one of the GOAT coaches out there.

He also has the GOAT emoji.

Check this out, before and after RG2015 championship point:


Before: [emoji41] [emoji41] [emoji41]



After: [emoji33] [emoji33] [emoji33]
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
If memory serves me correctly he reached a FO final.

And i think he lost to The Guga (but i could be wrong).
And he did that, a Rome title and an AO SF with a surgically repaired heart valve only two years earlier. Most would have retired after such serious surgery.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
He sowed the seeds for dimitrov last year, who has shown considerable growth under his tutelage, and now has turned Stan Wawrinka into a legitimate major champion in the span of a year.

Good to Great indeed.
I really wonder about that. Because when he was in the final against Guga and he had chances to win,,,,,he choked big time and gave the match away in the French open final. so what is he exactly teaching Wawrinka here ???
 

THE FIGHTER

Hall of Fame
I really wonder about that. Because when he was in the final against Guga and he had chances to win,,,,,he choked big time and gave the match away in the French open final. so what is he exactly teaching Wawrinka here ???
i think some former players become great coaches because their students can execute better. Meaning that the player being coached is able to utilize more of his or her game in order the get the result that the coach couldn't.

that isn't the only scenario, as we've seen really great former players try to coach with limited success.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
And he did that, a Rome title and an AO SF with a surgically repaired heart valve only two years earlier. Most would have retired after such serious surgery.
Wow !
Maybe Roger should hire Norman for the clay season next year ... if Sir Rafa is still competing.:)
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
He helped make Soderling a top 10 player and coached him to TWO French Open finals!

He helped make Wawrinka a top 10 player and coached him to TWO Grand Slam titles including a French Open!

What's not to like about him as a coach?

Maybe Djokovic should drop Boris and hire him in time for his next appearance at Roland Garros? :wink:
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
He helped make Soderling a top 10 player and coached him to TWO French Open finals!

He helped make Wawrinka a top 10 player and coached him to TWO Grand Slam titles including a French Open!

What's not to like about him as a coach?

Maybe Djokovic should drop Boris and hire him in time for his next appearance at Roland Garros? :wink:
That won't happen but another Swede might be available after Mauresmo's maternity leave concludes.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
i think some former players become great coaches because their students can execute better. Meaning that the player being coached is able to utilize more of his or her game in order the get the result that the coach couldn't.

that isn't the only scenario, as we've seen really great former players try to coach with limited success.
So you are saying if Magnus had STan's weapons like his backhand,,,he would have beaten Guga ????
 
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