Hofmann's Big Mistake
after watching yesterday's match between Patty and Lena Dementieva, i can say with confidence something that i have suspected for a long time. Rainer Hofmann has been making a big fundamental mistake in his coaching of Patty. Patty was completely out-maneuvered tactically in this match by one of her biggest rivals Dementieva, who doesn't even HAVE a coach. Since i am not the one who is earning hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from coaching Patty, i am not going to do Hofmann the favor of pointing out his mistake. I will say that Hofmann as a coach has done some good things for Patty's game, like improving her serve and her consistency against lower-ranked players, but overall, i have to say that Patty's game is less dangerous to the top players of the WTA today than it was three years ago when she was being coached by Hubert Choudury.