Who would be a good coach for Shapo?


Hall of Fame
I don't want to jinx things, BUT, Marty Laurendeau has been off for 4 months now with a back injury and 19 year old Denis is trying to find his way. His mother has been a wonderful coach, but he needs someone at this critical juncture to step in and help him deal with some of his "problems".

Wouldn't many a coach salivate over taking on a student who has so much raw talent but so many areas that could benefit from coaching; return of serve, point construction, risk management, emotional management?

So, in my somewhat made-up scenario that Denis needs a new coach, who would you pick??

(I do want to stress that I would love to see Marty come back, as he's done a great job with a handful of a student.)


Laurendeau needs to be back. In the future, maybe McEnroe but it's too much for him right now.


Bionic Poster
Cahill, but I seriously doubt he'd take the job. But Denis desperately needs a grounded, professional coach who is both a really good player and who has coached ATG's. Cahill fits the bill. But Denis is going to have to win events before Killer will even bother with him.


Hall of Fame
Stefan Edberg would be a good fit. And, we shouldn't assume what Cahill would, or wouldn't do. He has said many times on broadcasts how much he admires Denis and his skill.


Bionic Poster
Cahill is already coaching Halep, so he's not available. And Edberg has coached one player, the GOAT. He's not going to start a coaching a player who has never won an event. Denis might attract someone of Anders Jarryd caliber as a coach, but not Edberg.