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MistyGrey
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:01 AM
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_tennisblog/2007/07/the-return-of-j.html


as the father of mary pierce i want to say that sven groenefeld came to me in barcelona spain and handed me a note saying he wanted to work with me and mary pierce my daughter,, he said he would work for free , i let him come into our court for one month , in that time ""i taught him"" all my training work that i did with mary ,ME coaching him ,, he was only a sparring partner,, i was always the coach , he wanted to try some things on court with mary , i said ok , mary was injured right away doing ""his nothing exercise"" , 3 times that happened , i finally went to his room and packed his bags and brought them to the court and told him to hit the road,, he said he wanted to talk to mary , i said take your bags or start fighting , he left ,, i trained my daughter from 0 to 11 in the world in the TENNIS professionals, she only went straight up in ranking, never up and down , in 8 1/2 years of training with me , mary's father , she never was injured ,, when mary's mother took my daughter from me she went to do her workouts at img , in bradenton ,, when mary went to the 1995 , australian open and won , img asked sven to go as sparring partner , sven was with mary about 1 1/2 months , hardly enough time to say he was responsible for her form and strokes , in fact if you look at marys interviews after winning the AUSTRALIAN OPEN. she said, my father gave me my strokes and in 8 1/2 years of training with my father i got 15 years of training , packed into that 8 1/2 years ,,in the year 2000 mary called me from japan to say i must train her again , nick bollettieri gave us a clay court and let us do our training all alone,, he did give us some sparring partners , i was always the coach, AFTER 2 1/2 MONTHS i told mary to call her brother David in london and he met us in key biscayne after mary and myself with my nephew by marriage , "" philip horyna"" doing the sparring ,, i was always the napolian on court , misspelled? mary went with my son David on the tour , the rest is history , when a player starts to look good,, the sven's come sniffing around and sven was able to weasel his way into marys camp again LATER in 2004,, sven groenefeld had mary one "" 1 "" complete year , her record that year with him was 4-6 a dismal showing ,, he proved in my opinion that he is a zero "" coach "" to use the term loosely , he had one year to prove himself and he did prove that he knows nothing on his own ,, mary called me in 2005 and said daddy i want to play good again , i said mary take David your brother and come TO FLORIDA AND DO OUR TRAINING , WHICH SHE DID , SHE WAS IN FINAL OF THE FRENCH , FINAL OF THE US. OPEN, FINAL OF THE MASTERS , BEATING IN THOSE THREE TOURNAMENTS ALL TOGETHER , NUMBER ONE DAVENPORT , DEMENTIVA , MAURESMO, HENIN , CLISTERS , ANY MORE PROOF NEEDED
?? BYE THE BYE ,, I'LL TAKE ANY PLAYER RANKED 40- 50, 80 , 100, AND TRAIN THE PLAYER THAT I PICK TO BEAT THE TOP 15- 20 PLAYERS,AND DO SO IN 2 1/2 MONTHS,, AND THEN WORK ON THE OTHER TOP PLAYERS ,, BY THE WAY , ANDY RODDICK IS MAKING THE SAME 7 PLUS MISTAKES EVERY TIME HE PLAYS , HAS DONE SO FOR YEARS AND NO ONE IS CORRECTING HIM , PRESENT COACHES INCLUDED , AND ANY ONE OF THOSE MISTAKES , " THAT I CONSIDER MAJOR MISTAKES " WILL KEEP HIM FROM EVER BEATING ROGER FEDERER,, UNLESS FEDERER IS SICK,, WAKE UP AMERICA ,, AND WHILE MY FOOT IS IN MY MOUTH , I WILL SAY THAT THE ""ONE HAND BACK HAND PLAYERS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, WITH THAT SLICE AND DICE , CHOP AND HOP, JUNK THAT THEY PLAY , THEY ARE ONLY DOING WHAT THE 2 HANDED BACKHAND PLAYERS ARE "" LETTING THEM DO "" WAKE UP YOU COACHES,YOU PART TIME GAS STATION ATTENDANTS ,, LAST PARTING SHOT , I , JIM PIERCE MUST BE THE BEST COACH ,, ""BECAUSE EVERYONE ALWAYS WANTS MY PLAYER THAT I MADE"" ,, I NEVER WANT THEIR PLAYER,,,, SHOW ME ONE PLAYER THAT SVAN EVER MADE FROM BEGINNING PLAYER TO PRO . ,, HE HAS NOT , HE CANNOT ,, I REST MY CASE ,, TOUCHE,, JIM PIERCE ,, BRADENTON FLORIDA ,,

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:35 AM
Wow!!! Jim Pierce really is crazy. Sven Groenefeld has had success with so many players it is obsurd to even consider some of Pierce's opinions on display here. Recently Groenefeld has been working with Ivanovic among others while working with Adidas clients. It looks to me he is doing a pretty good job.

mankind
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:39 AM
Go back to the institution, Jim. :cuckoo:
But perhaps if he communicated his ideas in a less insane way, some of it actually might make sense.

MistyGrey
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Actually I kinda agree with Jim about Sven :o

Slutiana
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:59 AM
:help:

PamShriverRockz
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:57 PM
:help: :unsure:

Poor Mary...

~Carsten~
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Sven is one of the best coaches on the ATP & WTA Tour.

raquel
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Go back to the institution, Jim. :cuckoo:
Jim actually was in an institution in the 1970s. That rant is a bit unhinged but there are a few grains of truth in among there.