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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

I don't expect to win any popularity contests with this thread but wasn't Joyce/Sharapova the last coaching combination to take her to a grand slam? I honestly think he inspires the fight in her like no one else ever will. Discuss?

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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

They worked together a lot over the off season and he was involved in her post-Australian Open practice sessions

I said a couple of years ago that she should bring him back, but she made it sound like he doesn't want to travel anymore.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

who is yuri shaparova?

maria shaparova's father is yuri shaparov
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

She should probably drop her current coach. He did some great job, she improved her net play and serve tremendously over the past year, but when I hear him on court it's just He only massages her ego and doesn't give her any useful tactical advices.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

What if Yuri is back and her clay court game becames dull again?
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

Yes. I've been saying this for a while now. I think she needs Yuri on her box.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

HELL NO! Yuri was there at the right time. When Maria was new to the scene.. a lil younger. I think it's time to face the facts..Maria is gonna be like a Lindsay Davenport. She will beat players but will find it harder to win the big ones. The big hitters move faster then Maria and do what she does. Maria doesnt have a plan B so when two plan A players play and the other Plan A player is athletically stronger the weaker Plan A player will lose ALMOST EVERYTIME. So there is hope that she will pull out a slam.

This new coach is actually making Maria work on her weakness which is footwork and becoming faster..so time will tell. Is it to late? Are the faster big hitters going to pass her by? Is it enuff now..for her to be a lil quicker on the court?? I personally see her decling like Davenport did.

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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

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HELL NO! Yuri was there at the right time. When Maria was new to the scene.. a lil younger. I think it's time to face the facts..Maria is gonna be like a Lindsay Davenport. She will beat players but will find it harder to win the big ones. The big hitters move faster then Maria and do what she does. Maria doesnt have a plan B so when to plan A players play and the other Plan A player is athletically stronger the weaker Plan A player will lose ALMOST EVERYTIME. So there is hope that she will pull out a slam.
Who are those big hitters exactly? Radwanska and Vika
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

Azarenka,Kivitova,Venus and Serena. For starters. Aga hasn't stopped her from winning a slam. Wait yes she did she beat her at the US Open.

Ok,time will tell..I could be wrong but I think Maria is gonna start to decline.

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Yes, of course he should, but I thought sponsors suggested otherwise, no?

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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

I am not sure Yuri is the best solution, although I agree that the current coach's time has come. He seems to have helped Maria with her movement; and the serve has been working better these past few weeks. However, when a coach starts telling you that you will win the match because the opponent 'will choke', 'will start missing her shots' or 'will get tired faster' (hence, that the outcome of the match does not depend on you), it's time to consider a change. Maria is too good to get stuck and not move forward.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

From what I've seen Masha doesn't seem to gain a lot of useful tactical advice when she calls Hogstedt on court. It's more motivational advice or psychological tricks along the lines of 'your opponent's getting tired now, she'll start making errors". I don't know whether this helps or not (I'm not a fan of on-court coaching anyway) but I guess most of the useful things he's doing with her are on the practice court.

Plus Masha is older now, she's an independent woman. I don't really think she wants her dad tagging along any more.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

He's getting old, let the man rest But it won't hurt if he appears at slams to motivate her.

Oh, and give back Hodgstedt to Na; maybe he can help her get her sht together.

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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

Maria was always a star, but fans didn't used to support her. That was in no small part because her father came across as such a horrible person in her corner. Keep Yuri on the practise court please.
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Re: Should Yuri Sharapova return to coach Maria?

Yes, Papa Yuri to fix Maria's Mental blockade.

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