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I do see the distinction and agree that he was gender blind about who he appointed, but also quite articulate about why he would consider a woman.  Largely because he thought gender was irrelevant - it was about who he felt was the best person to coach him - but also because the listening and communication aspect was the only thing he highlighted as something he thought a woman would be better at doing, citing that a bunch of guys together in a room led to lots of egos flying about.
I certainly go along with the last statement!  However was perhaps 'ego' the reason Dani couldn't, or wouldn't, get along with Amelie?  I'm deliberately leaving Jez out of this because it was clear Andy no longer wanted to subject his body to Jez's more rigorous fitness regimes.
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Aileen I think it's perfectly possible that ego was a factor.  And in some ways I don't blame Dani too much for that.  Having played second fiddle for so long I guess he felt he was ready to be first violin and that's exactly what he now is with FF.  But that doesn't mean it would have been right for Andy for him to play that role with him - I just don't think he could have given Andy what he needed.  And Andy is usually pretty astute at working out what he needs from his team at any particular point in time.
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Aileen I think it's perfectly possible that ego was a factor.  And in some ways I don't blame Dani too much for that.  Having played second fiddle for so long I guess he felt he was ready to be first violin and that's exactly what he now is with FF.  But that doesn't mean it would have been right for Andy for him to play that role with him - I just don't think he could have given Andy what he needed.  And Andy is usually pretty astute at working out what he needs from his team at any particular point in time.
I don't blame Dani either.  Apart from anything else there must be a limit as to how long anyone is content to play second fiddle, if they have any ambitions at all that is, and so in a way the decision to employ Amelie probably helped rather than hindered him.  Also we don't know if Dani might have gone even sooner given the right opportunity, unless he felt it would be disloyal to leave Andy before the end of the season.  Berdych had been looking for a coach for ages, so it would be interesting to know who approached who and when because when the announcement came it was swift and certain, as if the deal had already been signed and sealed.  I think Dani could well go on to have a successful career in coaching since it seems fairly obvious that that's what he wants.
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Although I know he was perfectly entitled to do it, I still don't like the fact he chose to coach one of Andy's closest rivals, indeed one who has been his nemesis on a number of occasions.  So I'm glad Andy didn't have to play him last week when he was far from his best.
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Although I know he was perfectly entitled to do it, I still don't like the fact he chose to coach one of Andy's closest rivals, indeed one who has been his nemesis on a number of occasions.  So I'm glad Andy didn't have to play him last week when he was far from his best.
  I wouldn't worry. These guys are all professionals, it's what they do. They'll all still be mates in the end.
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  I wouldn't worry. These guys are all professionals, it's what they do. They'll all still be mates in the end.
I agree Fiverings, so we really shouldn't pay much attention to what's going in their professional capacity.  I blame the media anyway for making a drama out of what wasn't even a crisis, and to some extent the same about the Andy/Djokovic match - although we didn't do too badly on here with regard to both!  I wouldn't say the same about Andy/Lendl though, because I really do think Andy was quite shaken by what happened.
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