Excerpts from article: What I learned from a session with Stan Wawrinka's elite super-coach Magnus Norman http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2...an-wawrinkas-elite-super-coach-magnus-norman/ “For sure Rafa is playing better now than 10 years ago. And the same with Roger. You look at pictures from then and they play further back, they play slower. When I played, five years before that, we were also hitting the ball quite hard, but now they’re moving better, taking the ball early, taking time away from the opponent. That’s the evolution of the game.” An evolution that Norman himself, as much as any of the higher-profile “supercoaches”, has done a great deal to enable. “Wake Rafa up in the middle of the night and he can hit a forehand because he has done it so many times. It’s different with Roger [Federer]: he just has magic in his hands, so he practises in a less structured way. As a coach, you have to adapt to your player.” “I think Stan said it best himself,” Norman added, allowing himself one small moment of pride. “When he was asked what I brought to his tennis, he said, ‘Magnus made me a winner’. But it was a lot of luck as well, of course. He had put in many years of hard work and then maybe I came in and said a few things that worked.” I think @PeterHo @RF-18 may be on the mark with this.