View Full Version : Bud Collins: Capriati needs a new coach

Sep 5th, 2002, 10:17 AM
Bud Collins - MSNBC
"How can Capriati correct these problems? I suggest that she hire a serving coach. I feel that a former great player such as Pancho Segura would provide immediate help.


If Capriati acts quickly and hires a serving coach, could she get her serve to a dominant level in time for the 2003 Australian Open? Thatís difficult to say but itís worth a shot. "

Cap ought to get at Pancho before Hingis or VENUS snatches him up. :)

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:00 PM
I agree that she needs a new coach, but I don't know if she will do it. That is the problem with parents coaching their children it adds a whole new dimension to the mix. If she tells her dad that she is getting a new coach, that is the essence of telling your dad that you don't need him anymore. It is the same with Hingis, while I think she needs a new coach, you have to wonder if she will be willing to split wither her mom, who has not only been her coach since the beginning, but a woman who Hingis calls her inspiration. I just think it is very hard and extremely difficult to split from a parent in these situations. I hopr they both do though, because a fresh perspective from a different coach would help both of them at this point.

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:01 PM
Bud didn't suggest replacing popi, just getting a serving coach like Pancho.

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:04 PM
Yes, but even in that situation she will be telling her dad that you can't help me with this anymore so now I have to go and get someone else, and who knows how he would react to that.

Serena y Monica
Sep 5th, 2002, 02:05 PM
I don't think so Cell. Besides we are suggesting adding a coach just to assist her with her serve...not firing her father...though she has in the past.

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:14 PM
In a very recent interview, Jen hinted at the thought of getting a new coach

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:55 PM
Well I hope she does then, because imo if you spend too much time with one coach the relationship can become monotonaus, and I think at a certain time you stop learning how to improve your game, and just continue to do things the same way.