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Daisy
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 04:55 PM »
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If I were going to choose a coach for Murray, I'd choose someone who has a good track record.  Stefanki would have been ideal, but Murray ruined that one and I'm sure will not get a second bite at that cherry.  Bob Brett would be another good one, but he's spoken for.  As far as Lendl is concerned he was a great player, but I don't believe he has coached anyone thus far so he'd be "cutting his coaching teeth" on Murray ... not at all sure that is a great idea.
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 04:57 PM »
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The gr8 come back kid, Agassi is the one I'd favour. I love Johnny Mac but I think he'd rub Andy up the wrong way. The only thing that concerns me about Lendl is that he was a baseliner and I feel Andy needs to be encouraged to use his brilliance at the net. Of course, that's no indication of how Lendl would coach anyway.
Look at Rafa first set IW final against Nole. He was stunning coming into the net
This is how you shorten matches and prolong your tennis life.
Anyway, wishing and hoping.. pray.
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 04:59 PM »
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Just read yours Daisy and am inclined to agree. Gr8 player does not equal gr8 coach necessarily. Of course if Lendl's role was purely as a mentor, that might do it Smile
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 05:02 PM »
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Just read yours Daisy and am inclined to agree. Gr8 player does not equal gr8 coach necessarily. Of course if Lendl's role was purely as a mentor, that might do it Smile

I think one of the other problems is that SUPER coaches have egos as big as SUPER players ... makes it all a bit tricky!
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 05:07 PM »
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Oh lawks Daisy, can still remember Andy and Brad's little contretemps hammer
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 05:30 PM »
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This IMO, would be a great partnership.

Although one thing does concern me, does Andy have the personality to have a hard taskmaster as coach?
Beggars can't be chosers, and I think Andy has reached the stage where, if he is really serious about his career, which I still think he is, he no longer has the option of being 'picky'.  I suspect Lendl may have been following his fortunes for a while now.  He's seen what he was like at the AO and what he's been like since, and has decided to strike while the iron was hot.  Murray was screaming with rage and frustration after the Bogolomov match.

There personalities are more similiar than is widely reported, for example both are reported to be dour on court, whilst of it are very witty with dry senses of humour, both are very self depreciating. I also think Andy is a workaholic, maybe not as much as Ivan was. This could be exactly what Andy needs: Discipline. Ivan strikes me as a no nonsense type of guy. He's definately got the pedigree to coach Andy. Lets see what happens if and when they do get together. nervous nervous nervous
I like Lendl's work ethic - "If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can", something which I think would appeal to Andy.  And you're right about their personality similarities, as this photo of Lendl off court shows -



I'm not so sure that we could be looking at a Murray/Gilbert situation again.  Andy has matured a lot since those days.  Then it was stroppy teenager versus middle-aged man who were forced to spend 24/7 in each other's company.

However, Andy apart, other things will have to be ironed out - not least Corretja's position.  If this partnership does come into effect, I can't see it happening until Wimbledon, Corretja being Andy's clay-court adviser.

Lendl may not have coaching experience, but didn't so many of us agree at while ago that a multiple GS winner would be an equally good option?



 
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #21 on: March 28, 2011, 05:50 PM »
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Lendl joins the ever-growing long list of names offering his services to our Andy... but we need to hear from the man himself before we can take any of these rumours seriously.  Only a  few days ago we were hearing that Andy had appointed Dani as his coach, now this...  The media continue to speculate over Andy's every move - why wouldn't they, they're missing him playing at the top of his game just like we are.  But he is the boss and until we hear directly from Andy I will continue to take their mitherings with a pinch of salt.  Our Andy has his own way of dealing with things and he will make a move if and when he is good and ready. 
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 06:07 PM »
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However, Andy apart, other things will have to be ironed out - not least Corretja's position.  If this partnership does come into effect, I can't see it happening until Wimbledon, Corretja being Andy's clay-court adviser.

Lendl's not exactly a poor Clay Courter, he'd need a grass adviser if anything.

Lendl basically wrote the guide to the generic baseline game that comes out of Tennis acadamies today, so if he's looking for someone who can best use the rest of his game he's probably not the right guy.
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 06:22 PM »
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Great news . Andy needs a grandslam winner as a coach. shazza from sheffield
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 06:33 PM »
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If Murray doesn't take this oppotunity hes ruined his chances of winning a slam significantly
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #25 on: March 28, 2011, 06:51 PM »
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source?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1370578/Andy-Murray-looks-Ivan-Lendl-Grand-Slam-coach.html
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #26 on: March 28, 2011, 07:07 PM »
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I'm failing to see where it suggests he is showing interest in Lendl?
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #27 on: March 28, 2011, 07:12 PM »
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I'm failing to see where it suggests he is showing interest in Lendl?


Think there's some confusion ... as far as I can see Murray has not indicated, one way or the other, what he thinks about Lendl's suggestion.
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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #28 on: March 28, 2011, 07:37 PM »
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Ja som zo Slovenska. Ivan Lendl je z Česka. Ja verím, veľmi, že on pomôže Andy, že Andy pod jeho vedením vyhrá GS... cmon yeah


Mod NoticeTRANSLATION: "I am from Slovakia. Ivan Lendl is from the Czech Republic. I hope very much that he helps Andy and that Andy under his leadership wins a GS."

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Re: Ivan Lendl shows interest in coaching Murray « Reply #29 on: March 28, 2011, 08:21 PM »
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I'm failing to see where it suggests he is showing interest in Lendl?

When someone is contemplating on something, it can be seen as interest, even if its just deemed to be thinking over an idea or situation, interest non the less? They may then decide after contemplating on the idea that it is not right for them and so the interest dies, or they may decide on further contemplations sparking further interest.

"Andy Murray will this week contemplate the fascinating possibility of a coaching link-up with Czech legend Ivan Lendl".

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