Osaka splits from coach

We can only hope. :p

Can you imagine her saying..."I want my respect!" While pacing back and forth.

I wonder who would be Paulie - "Naomi, you're a piece of trash you know that?!"

Naomi then smashes Paulie with her racket. Lol

And yes, Tommy was an effective villian, you want to see get beatdown.
Lmao. I don't know who Paulie would be. I don't really know anybody in Sascha's circle.

Paulie -- "You should have left her on the street where you found her." Naomi lays them out. :-D
 

Hitman

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Lmao. I don't know who Paulie would be. I don't really know anybody in Sascha's circle.

Paulie -- "You should have left her on the street where you found her." Naomi lays them out. :-D
LOL :-D:-D:-D8-B

"Naomi, you aced him, now why don't you try aceing me?"

"On the court, on the court! Naomi Osaka only plays on the court!"

"Yeah? Well, my court's outside."
 
And yes, Tommy was an effective villian, you want to see get beatdown.
i think main villain(antagonist) in a movie is not gunn(being antagonist as well) but his promoter duke.. villain in movies is a independent, leading, smart and very tactical character for the most part, remember how duke has seduced gunn by these cars, presents doing that with his personal intentions .. and gunn just a puppet in duke's hands, driven by him
 

OhYes

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I'm going to root against Osaka now. Many things have been just piling up about her since she won UO, and I was like "maybe it's not her fault, she is still young" but it seems to me she is not so sweet after all.
And above that some worst Fed fans with her pic as avatar :sick:
 

mxmx

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What a shame their partnership ended this way. Whatever the reason might be, Osaka’s twitter announcement could have been a lot friendlier and diplomatic. The cold announcement doesn’t shine a good light on her. I assume she doesn’t have a PR team and didn’t ask her parents for advice.
Perhaps not a good light...but an accurate one...
 

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i think main villain(antagonist) in a movie is not gunn(being antagonist as well) but his promoter duke.. villain in movies is a independent, leading, smart and very tactical character for the most part, remember how duke has seduced gunn by these cars, presents doing that with his personal intentions .. and gunn just a puppet in duke's hands, driven by him
True, but with Duke it was more professional...with Tommy it was more personal, he saw him like a brother.
 
Lol

"Hey Sascha, you outclassed the bum...touch me and I'll sue"

Punch to the gut

"Sue me for what?"

Damn Osaka such a great start, only to end in Rocky V fashion. :p:-D
Hahaha. "Touch me and I'll sue" ...Bam!. ..Right hook sends him flying onto the hood of the car. Lol. I laugh my a** off everytime I see that scene. Don King wannabe got knocked out. :D
 
i think main villain(antagonist) in a movie is not gunn(being antagonist as well) but his promoter duke.. villain in movies is a independent, leading, smart and very tactical character for the most part, remember how duke has seduced gunn by these cars, presents doing that with his personal intentions .. and gunn just a puppet in duke's hands, driven by him
Yea but it showed how fake Tommy was though because he was easily seduced by all those material things and turned his back on Rocky at the drop of a dime. His true colors came out and they weren't pretty. Duke was a p.o.s. too though. Lol.
 
I'm going to root against Osaka now. Many things have been just piling up about her since she won UO, and I was like "maybe it's not her fault, she is still young" but it seems to me she is not so sweet after all.
And above that some worst Fed fans with her pic as avatar :sick:
Bit of jumping the gun no? This is all pure speculation and we actually don't know what's behind the scenes and who's done wrong to another (IF that is even the case). Sure things seems a bit weird but nothing on and off court she has done publicly warrants a 180 turn on supporting her.
 
True, but with Duke it was more professional...with Tommy it was more personal, he saw him like a brother.
or like a son( rocky's son was jealous on tommy because he was feeling tommy has been like a son for rocky spending much time with him)..afterwards he changed his lifestyle because of that
 
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I always though she was kind of weird, even though I have rooted for her this past year. He must have done something right as she has won two slams since Sasha became her coach. I will not root for her anymore.
Only reason I can think of seriously is that Sasha may have demanded Top WTA salary, like it would have made him the highest paid coach in WTA. This could be like $2-3 million per year or more. I am not sure what the top WTA coached make. and Naomi didn't think he deserved it nor wanted to pay it. Also her father and mother have played a role and told her, she shouldn't pay him that kind of money. Sasha felt he deserved that for what he has done for her. so they split.
 
I'm not a fan of her. She has become very big headed very quickly. Success came too fast and she knows she is the next big thing in womans tennis. I wish Kvitova beat her in the AO final....to wipe that expression off O's face. I have never seen a face with such an annoying expression. Not even Serena or Sharapova comes close. To me she's the Zverev of woman's tennis atm.
How has she become big headed? Are we looking at the same player here?
 

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Hahaha. "Touch me and I'll sue" ...Bam!. ..Right hook sends him flying onto the hood of the car. Lol. I laugh my a** off everytime I see that scene. Don King wannabe got knocked out. :D
I confess. Sometimes when I have five minutes, I watch that climax fight on youtube and feeling awfully good when Tommy and Duke get theirs.
 

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Yea but it showed how fake Tommy was though because he was easily seduced by all those material things and turned his back on Rocky at the drop of a dime. His true colors came out and they weren't pretty. Duke was a p.o.s. too though. Lol.
What was worse was how ungrateful he was. It was one thing to get seduced by the money, but then all that bad mouthing....
 
If it ain't broke don't fix it, it must have been broken someway or another then.
Right but if your coach is demanding millions per year on fees and you don't think that is deserved then what do you do ? It might be true that WTA coaches may not really do that much. They help with mental side a bit, strategy, and arrange for practice sessions and hitting partners. But if player feels that she can do all that by herself or with aid of cheaper lesser known coach then player won't pay the Top dollar.

but question is do you pay the millions in coaching fee just out of loyalty and keeping things way they are ?? I think most players won't
 
When I observed them practicing (standing right next to practice court), Sasha certainly looked like he was coaching rather than just hitting partner. Naomi didn't look like she was enjoying being coached. Indifferent body language and communication was all one way. Sasha looked like he was straining to get through to her, but very professional, from what I saw.

But I'm not sure I would classify her as difficult. I think she just has a very well defined idea of what she thinks her game should be and doesn't gel/communicate with traditional coaching. And maybe in her mind, she doesn't need a traditional coach to tell her what to do. Talking doesn't seem to be her thing so maybe she couldn't relate that to Sasha very well and he took it personally.
 
Do coaches receive a percentage of the players advertising revenue?
I think they get a flat agreed rate with potential bonuses for demonstrable improvement/results. I doubt seriously any marketable player or his/her team would let a coach anywhere near their money for shilling products for big companies, modelling etc-usualy the agent gets a slice of that for getting them the work etc.
 
True, but with Duke it was more professional...with Tommy it was more personal, he saw him like a brother.
Tommy (n)

I wish the fight had ended when Rocky came up to him and smacked him into the fence. That was badass and epic. Instead he got jumped from behind after he Walked away and the huge fight broke out.

Think the beating Rocky got was a bit exaggerated. Tommy shouldnt last a minute with him. I Think perfect ending would be the scene I was talking about earlier, when Rocky beat him up and sent him to the fence.
 

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I heard that Osaka is going to use the Tennis Tips forum on here instead of a coach. It is an example of crowd sourcing. Various TT tennis legends offer their useful comments free of charge.
No...the Tennis Tips section at least has a base of credibility. She said the General Pro Player Discussion is where the cutting edge insight exists...
 

Hitman

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Tommy (n)

I wish the fight had ended when Rocky came up to him and smacked him into the fence. That was badass and epic. Instead he got jumped from behind after he Walked away and the huge fight broke out.

Think the beating Rocky got was a bit exaggerated. Tommy shouldnt last a minute with him. I Think perfect ending would be the scene I was talking about earlier, when Rocky beat him up and sent him to the fence.
While it would have been nice, IMO Tommy would have gotten off lightly. He will always say he was caught by surprise...the way it happened gives him no excuses, he was thoroughly beaten in every facet.
 
i think she should have kept him even if it meant paying extra... she cant do any better than shes doing now, only worse..
if its not broken dont fix it imo...
 
I feel like there was something besides the money issue. If they weren't clicking on a personal basis that would be a difficult situation. When you're spending that much time with a person you don't gel with, it will start to show in your results, and maybe she wanted to part ways before it got to that point.

Also splitting with Osaka at this point is when Sascha's stock will be the highest! Whoever he moves to next is gonna have to pay big bucks!
 
I'm going to root against Osaka now. Many things have been just piling up about her since she won UO, and I was like "maybe it's not her fault, she is still young" but it seems to me she is not so sweet after all.
And above that some worst Fed fans with her pic as avatar :sick:
You should also start rooting against Djokovic as well because he is no saint either.And secondly TMF is better poster than you so have some respect for him if possible.
 
While it would have been nice, IMO Tommy would have gotten off lightly. He will always say he was caught by surprise...the way it happened gives him no excuses, he was thoroughly beaten in every facet.
I just don't like how Tommy jumped him TWICE from behind. Those two moments where the Only reason he could even overwhelm Rocky.

No other movies than the Rocky movies gives me more goosebumps. Such brilliant movies and I can watch them over and over without getting bored.
 

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I just don't like how Tommy jumped him TWICE from behind. Those two moments where the Only reason he could even overwhelm Rocky.

No other movies than the Rocky movies gives me more goosebumps. Such brilliant movies and I can watch them over and over without getting bored.
Shows he was a coward by jumping him from the blind side.

Rocky fans are quite often Djokovic fans. ;)(y)
 

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You should also start rooting against Djokovic as well because he is no saint either.And secondly TMF is better poster than you so have some respect for him if possible.
I didn't say Djokovic is a saint, so no relations between him and Osaka from my post if you don't mind.
As for TMF or NN, it is well known fact that fans of 1 player are defending each other in any occasion against other fan groups, so I'll just take your input with a grain of salt.
 

TMF

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My goodness. She's just 21 years old and some you rip her to pieces for no apparent reason.:sick:(n)


I think it's fascinating to have a new superstar coming from another country that never made their mark like Osaka did in the WTA.
 

ABCD

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And secondly TMF is better poster than you so have some respect for him if possible.
I have to raise objection to this statement. I like TMF and she is a great laugh, but she is not very good in understanding tennis. In these regards, OhYes is much better poster. I apologize for being blunt, but you have started first. братко.
 
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