The big news form the Roger Federer camp is his parting ways with Paul Annacone. Roger Federer posted the news on his website.
“After a terrific 3 ½ years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives,” Federer wrote. “When we started together we had a vision of a 3 year plan to win another Grand Slam title and get back to the number #1 ranking. Along with many other goals and great memories, these 2 main goals were achieved. After numerous conversations culminating at the end of our most recent training block, we felt like this was the best time and path for both of us. Paul remains a dear friend, and we both look forward to continuing our friendship.
“I want to thank Paul for his help and the value he has added to me and my team.”
Who do you think should be Roger Federer’s next coach?
6 thoughts on “Roger Federer Bids Adieu To Paul Annacone”
Albeit Annacone was instrumental in Roger winning a slam during his term as Fed’s coach, I think theirs was a bad matchup, but maybe Fed felt that Paul would bring something more magical, e.g., more insight into the sport as it is presently than when he coached Pete back in the early part of 2000. Fed needs someone who can help him to focus on the physicality aspect of the sport, which wound focus more on workout time/fitness, something Fed has never had to do previously, but is of pivotal importance if he wants to hang with the other 3 top guys.
Tennis has become more physical now for sure. Look at Djoker, for example. I am not sure what Federer intends to do from hereon. Let us wait and watch.
That’s a great point! tough luck with Delpotro. I am hopeful 2014 could be the year of JMDP…. my money is Djokovic to do a 2011 repeat though…..
Djoker fan, who did you vote for? 🙂 I went Agassi…. don’t think it will happen though…
Hey, Roger Laver, Thnaks for your input on Roger and sympathy for JMDP. I was momentarily saddened by this tough loss, however, am comforted by the fact that he is on the right track and definitely made the Djoker work very hard for the “W”. I’m also hoping for 2014 to be his year.
With respect to the Djoker doing a 2011 repeat, well, bite your tongue. Let’s give the other guys a break shall we, whereby there will be more diversification of winners at the slams and MS tournaments, thus keeping things in tennis unpredictable, coupled with much anticipation and excitement from Rd 1 through the finals.
LOL @ JMDP fan!
Diversification of winners – sounds like some complex theory in finance or evolutionary biology. I am all for it. I hope JMDP and the younger ones bring it on.
Exciting times as a tennis fan 🙂
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