Google Down the Line!: Roger Federer "looking to add someone", brings in Paul Annacone

Monday, July 26, 2010

Roger Federer "looking to add someone", brings in Paul Annacone

Roger Federer sent the following update via his website:
Dear Fans

I've been looking to add someone to my team and I've decided to spend some days with Paul Annacone. As Paul winds down his responsibilities working for the Lawn Tennis Association, we will explore our relationship through this test period. Paul will work alongside my existing team and I am excited to learn from his experiences.

See you soon

My thoughts? Great move. The signs are glaring that a new perspective is needed in his game, and who better than someone with the vast experience of Paul Annacone? If you don't know, now you know.

But I hope he enjoys the sweltering heat of Dubai and has time to travel half way around the world. Darren Cahill couldn't do it and we all know what happened to him. Like, see ya.

What are your thoughts on this move by Fed? Do tell!

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  1. Annacone, eh? I think I'll take the wait-and-see approach. I still like Mary Jo. She can work miracles, and because of the hubby, she is practically at Roger's house 24/7. Why not pick her brain?

    It's still going to be tough for Federer, no matter who he works with. Age is a cruel thing to athletes.

  2. @natch: Do you think he'd be down with having a female coach? I get the feeling he'd balk at the idea.

  3. I don't know him, but it appears to me that he listens better to women than to men. The beauty of Mary Jo is, he wouldn't ever have to make an official announcement. If she's in the box, so what? We've seen her there before. If she's on the practice courts, same deal. She's "part of the team" they could say. If he starts improving and is pleased with the arrangement, then they could make an official announcement. He can hide behind her skirts until then.


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