Radacanu fires her coach

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
2004, no?
And then he went to Safin's box at the start of 05 and guided him to that epic win against Fed.
The end of 2003 is when Federer parted ways with Lundgren. Safin and Lundgren started working together in April 2004.
 

tin

Rookie
"Obviously having such an experience with your team, it's tough to have that conversation with anyone," Raducanu said. "But I need someone who's had that professional tour experience.

"I think for me it's just really what I need. And especially right now because I'm so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who's already been through that."

"I feel like at this stage in my career, and playing the top players in the world, I realised I really need someone right now that has had that WTA Tour experience at the high levels, which means that I'm looking for someone who has been at that level and knows what it takes," she said.

Richardson, 47, first worked with Raducanu when she was a 10-year-old at the Bromley Tennis Centre.

Raducanu will now decide on what tournaments she will contest for the rest of a whirlwind season with the Indian Wells event a possible option.

"I'll decide in the next few days where I'm going to go to but wherever I play next I'm going to make sure I'm ready. I don't want to jump into things too early," she said.


Tennis-U.S. Open champion Raducanu splits with coach (msn.com)
This def doesn't sound mutual. Someone got fired.
 

tin

Rookie
This is a bit ironic tbh as I remember the reason she split from Nigel Sears was because she wasn't ready yet for the level of coaching he provides (not sure what was exactly meant by this) , and then this. Haha
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, but there are still much higher status coaches out there she can now have. She could hire Hogstedt or Groeneveld. They have far more experience than Richardson at training slam winners.
Just as long as they don't try to force her to hit a WTA forehand. But she will (hopefully) fire them if they do.
 

milk of amnesia

Hall of Fame
It's a cold world out there
Not really. The OP is jumping to conclusions with the thread title. "Splitting," from a coach is not necessarily the same thing as firing a coach. It could be something as simple as the coach had a contract that ran through the US Open and then ended. Emma may have simply decided not to renew the contract. The coach may be perfectly fine, but I applaud Emma for striving to be even better and choosing someone she thinks can help her achieve that. As far as I can tell she isn't doing anything wrong so I don't understand the criticism over this.
 

dtl_lover

Rookie
This is not surprising and infact was kinda expected. It was just a short term partnership for few weeks. She worked with Nigel Sears for few weeks during grass season. After that, her parents wanted someone she is familiar with to go along with her for US trip. I don't think people realize how many different coaches Raducanu has worked with recently. Her new coach will be her 6th different coach in the past 2 years.
 
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The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
She's justified in wanting to get the best training possible to maximize her potential. So many payers change several coaches throughout their careers, and Emma switching to someone more experienced and successful because she can afford it makes total sense.
 

ffw2

Semi-Pro
What's the arc of a player like this?

Coming out of nowhere like that... gotta be The Chosen One, right?
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
In pro tennis coaching careers; even if win a GS title, you can get fired the next week! Happens to Richardson, Sascha Baji, Lundgren, Becker, etc... I would have stunk with Richardson if I was Emma!
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
Obviously it must be absolutely new to be going through everything she is, especially so suddenly and at her age. On the one hand it's not surprising she's making this change for a more full time professional feel, and on the other hand as a Nadal fan I can't ever imagine Rafa leaving Toni after '05. Obviously I have no clue and in any case they're different people, different players, and in different times so it's literally impossible to judge. Honestly I just hope she stays on track and gets literally anyone not named Patrick Mouratoglou, that man represents everything wrong with tennis atm.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
RF went coach less for a good year or so and was doing pretty well without coaching. Emma reported study her upcoming opponents herself and real does not need a coach for the rest of 2021!
 

liriel

Semi-Pro
Can someone tell me what's wrong with Mouratoglou? All I know is his youtube videos, Academy and coaching well-known players!
As for Emma I don't blame her even if it was her decision. Her position is difficult and tricky and she's starting to show that. She won and great things are being expected from her. I have no idea who she'll vibe her well.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Sometimes people do fire people who made them successful, it is no big deal.

I was really bad in Maths at age 4th-6th grade and then my parents hired a tution teacher when I was in 6th grade, he taught me math in 7th grade as well and my grades that were barely 45% (below 40 was fail) in the 6th grade soared to 75+ in 7th grade and by the 8th grade it touched 96%, I then fired him at the end of the 8th grade because I knew my concepts were too strong now, I could survive without him and later after 10th grade at junior college level I would need to take coaching for engineering entrance exams, so I would see what to do then .,.... but I knew the 9th and 10th grade I could manage without tuitions so did that and later would seek more professional help.....

I guess Emma is at that point where she needs a different coach who knows what it means to coach someone full tour, so a more professional help is needed, that is why she and her old coach might have come to a common level agreement that it is time to part ways.
Could be argued if you have kept the tutor, you would not have began to struggle again...
 

Sunny014

Legend
Could be argued if you have kept the tutor, you would not have began to struggle again...
I never struggled in maths after 7th grade and even today I am extremely good in Maths.

However after 10th Grade when we go to junior college (2 years) we have to take coaching from professional coaching classes for the engineering entrance exam that come after junior college, those exams are called IIT Joint Entrance Exams (known as IIT JEE) to get entry into engineering colleges in India, so that is a mandatory thing. However my 6th/7th grade teacher could not have helped me with the problems for the engineering entrance exams.....

So that varies, same for Tennis, players after winning slams have to step up to the next level, maybe thats why they fire coaches ..... there must be some logic after all ...... nobody does that because they become too cocky and arrogant
 

Sunny014

Legend
I never struggled in maths after 7th grade and even today I am extremely good in Maths.

However after 10th Grade when we go to junior college (2 years) we have to take coaching from professional coaching classes for the engineering entrance exam that come after junior college, those exams are called IIT Joint Entrance Exams (known as IIT JEE) to get entry into engineering colleges in India, so that is a mandatory thing. However my 6th/7th grade teacher could not have helped me with the problems for the engineering entrance exams.....

So that varies, same for Tennis, players after winning slams have to step up to the next level, maybe thats why they fire coaches ..... there must be some logic after all ...... nobody does that because they become too cocky and arrogant
Basically I removed my 6th/7th grade maths tutor in 8th Grade because at that time in Maths I had almost become like Federer became in 2004, it became so easy that I was confident that without practicing even a single problem in 9th class I could just "read" the solved examples in every chapter and under the concepts so well that I could easily score 85-90+ in the paper while even the toppers in class had to practice diligently, the numbers started coming to me so easily :p Pretty much like what Fed must have felt on Grass in 04
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
Reasonable decision. Mouratoglou is free and available.
God, no!!!
This is what is so disconcerting.
Nobody (including me) commenting here knows what it's like to play (let alone win) a major, let alone to do it at age 18, just a few months after completing her exams with honors.
She gets through qualies, and sweeps all 7 of her matches in straights.
Not only that, but she doesn't sound a false syllable along the way, dealing with mass media to the proportion she never had come close to facing. Has any athlete hit the world stage with so much grace, poise and intelligence...and at age 18? If so, I don't recall.

So, we get clowns here - clowns who can hardly form coherent or civil thoughts without any pressure, from the comfort of their homes or workplaces, misspelling her name, accusing her of being heartless and of getting a big head, with some already writing her cautionary tale.

Just incredible.
30 % of TTW posters are *******s.
Get used to it.
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
In pro tennis coaching careers; even if win a GS title, you can get fired the next week! Happens to Richardson, Sascha Baji, Lundgren, Becker, etc... I would have stunk with Richardson if I was Emma!
And that's why you are not slam winning material, son...
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
Can someone tell me what's wrong with Mouratoglou? All I know is his youtube videos, Academy and coaching well-known players!
As for Emma I don't blame her even if it was her decision. Her position is difficult and tricky and she's starting to show that. She won and great things are being expected from her. I have no idea who she'll vibe her well.
Please no American as coach!
Europe has far better ones.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Most certainly you aren't.
Because why then you "Seles was better than Graf" fixation?
A Crybaby crying at the Aus Open exactly 16 years before another Crybaby Cried

Only difference is the Male Crybaby did not have any Gunter to remove the young rival and he subdued his young rival many years later at AO2017 while the female crybaby had disgusting help from a mad fan and won 11 slams, a black chapter in Tennis.

 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
I guess hiring a coach may be like purchasing a new underwear. The richer the player gets, the more expensive the underwear is.
You could've picked literally any kind of object which can be owned for this comparison but I appreciate the fact that you went for Raducanu's underwear.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Obviously it must be absolutely new to be going through everything she is, especially so suddenly and at her age. On the one hand it's not surprising she's making this change for a more full time professional feel, and on the other hand as a Nadal fan I can't ever imagine Rafa leaving Toni after '05. Obviously I have no clue and in any case they're different people, different players, and in different times so it's literally impossible to judge. Honestly I just hope she stays on track and gets literally anyone not named Patrick Mouratoglou, that man represents everything wrong with tennis atm.
Uncle Tom is Rafa relative!
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
The end of 2003 is when Federer parted ways with Lundgren. Safin and Lundgren started working together in April 2004.
Wow, looks like I've been remembering things wrong all this time...I swear I remember seeing Lundgren in Fed's box in 04. Mandela effect, perhaps?

Fun side note: Lundgren's first coaching role was with Marcelo Rios, but he quit saying that "he needed a psychologist, not a coach." Which pretty sums up everything there is to know about that enigmatic player from Chile.
 

a12345

Professional
This is a dumb move. At least give it a little bit of time to see if the coaching has gone as far as it can.

When someone takes you from nothing to Grand Slam winner why would you fire that person.

It would be like hiring a coach, they win you the super bowl, and then firing them straight after because you want someone with more "experience"..... in order to win the super bowl.
 
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a12345

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So that varies, same for Tennis, players after winning slams have to step up to the next level, maybe thats why they fire coaches ..... there must be some logic after all ...... nobody does that because they become too cocky and arrogant
Whats the level beyond winning slams?
 
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Sunny014

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Wow, looks like I've been remembering things wrong all this time...I swear I remember seeing Lundgren in Fed's box in 04. Mandela effect, perhaps?

Fun side note: Lundgren's first coaching role was with Marcelo Rios, but he quit saying that "he needed a psychologist, not a coach." Which pretty sums up everything there is to know about that enigmatic player from Chile.
Federer fired Lundgren in December 2003
Entire 2004 he did not have a coach.
Then he hired Tony Roche in 2005
 
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