Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

King No1e

Legend
Shapovalov hired Youzhny as a coach for the US Open. They are still on a "trial basis" apparently.
Looks like he has something to offer concerning Shapo's slice, at least:

Discuss.
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
Youzhny had a great slice. He was an elegant all courter who did everything well but lacked any big weapons to threaten players like Roger, Rafa, etc.

Shapo should be able to learn how to be a bit more patient and to construct points.
 

King No1e

Legend
Shapo needs Peter Lundgren. He worked his magic on young Fed, who used to play much like Shapo: brilliant at times but inconsistent.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Shapo needs Peter Lundgren. He worked his magic on young Fed, who used to play much like Shapo: brilliant at times but inconsistent.
That's an interesting interpretation of Lundgren's time as Federer's coach. They split just before Federer went on his streak of dominance from 2004-2007.
 

Gerco

Rookie
The kid is the only one stopping himself from winning, has so much explosion on his shots that when he sets up the point nicely he keeps going for winners and ends up with UE. Lets hope Youzhny can help him so he would become very dangerous.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Was very curious when the rumor was posted in the other thread. I hope the partnership works out. The colonel was great, and Shap is my favorite of the younger guys. Needs to dial in the erratic play for sure, but I definitely think Youzhny can help with that.
 

Fridge

Semi-Pro
IMO very good choice. Youzhny will provide tactical advice to the young guy. He also needs mental stability which i think Youzhny will provide
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Good move. Even if it doesn't work out in the end it's worth a try. It's a step in the right direction for him.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
I think Youzhny will be a great coach. Interesting to see how this works out. He once wrote a Phd dissertation on the playing styles and strategies of the top players of his day. So he might have some good advice on tactics.
Dr Death Steve Williams?
 
I think Youzhny will be a great coach. Interesting to see how this works out. He once wrote a Phd dissertation on the playing styles and strategies of the top players of his day. So he might have some good advice on tactics.
is there an english abstract of his thesis available online ?... :unsure:


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