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Old Jul 13th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #391
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Re: BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Connors is Sharapova's new coach

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So Maria decides to hire an aging tennis star who has plenty of experience sleeping with female tennis players but not coaching them and who's desperate to stay relevant. A guy who was recently making the rounds promoting his terrible book. A guy who's 60 years old and who's only claim to coaching fame was failing miserably to help Andy Roddick in any way.

I wouldn't be surprised if Connors was so jealous of the success of Ivan Lendl as coach that he went to Maria, got on his hands and knees, and begged her for the gig. And I really have no clue what Maria is thinking. Maybe she felt some loyalty to him because she's known him for a long time. This is the kind of decision that makes me wonder if Maria just isn't as interested in being a champion tennis player anymore as much as she wants to just wants to improve her celebrity status and build her brand. Having a name like Connors around will certainly keep the attention on her and help her sell more candy.

But it won't do a thing to move her game forward. I'm just disgusted by this news. I'm emotional and probably not thinking rationally, but this looks like it could be the beginning of the end of her career.
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Old Jul 13th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #392
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Re: BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Connors is Sharapova's new coach

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Should have went with Hingis.
I'm no Hingis fan, but Hingis now looks like an Einstein level choice.
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Ridiculous as per usual. Read the last sentence and just...
I actually think Mexicola is either a very very young poster or a pseudo Maria fan
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For some reason, I thought she would pick Martina Nav.
I'm not sure Sharapova wants (her brand) to be too closely associated with Navratilova...
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I actually think Mexicola is either a very very young poster or a pseudo Maria fan
Probably the latter with all the essays and avatar of her slipping over
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Re: BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Connors is Sharapova's new coach

WOW well this is a very strange choice . One would think there were so many other higher-name options, such as Nigel Sears, Darren Cahill, Brad Gilbert, Martina Hingis, Ricardo Sanchez, so this is very interesting. Nevertheless, even though I'm not a big fan of Ma$ha I would like to see her and Connors make this work .
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Ridiculous as per usual. Read the last sentence and just...
Well of course any shred of criticism sounds ridiculous to any Maria sycophant who's incapable of pointing out any flaw from their infallible princess.

I hate this decision and that's it. But then the Maria Defense Force has to show up because any negative word said about her must be addressed to the fullest and any person responsible marginalized.

I understand the game though. It's predictable. Maria fans are the most incredibly sensitive people in tennis and I don't know why that is, but they make Serena fans look like they have armor skin in comparison. All we need now is Fake Mashabator to show up give me his usual bad rep.
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Weird. I thought this was a joke. It's not like you associate Connors with WTA, and what's his coaching experience apart from Roddick ?

And , I don't know, isn't there like too much ego between the two of them to avoid some frictions ?
I don't necessarily know if this will work, but this is a stupid point Maria thrives on having a coach who she looks up to. She said the reason things stopped working with Michael Joyce is because she got to the stage where she felt she knew as much about tennis as he did and that they'd become too friendly and she saw him as an "equal", and so it stopped being productive. Whereas Hogstedt was a slave-driver who she felt was superior (in knowledge of the game) to herself and was happy for him to be very much the boss in their relationship rather than some "yes man".

There's several reasons to be sceptical about this relationship, but if it doesn't work out, it's certainly not going to be that Maria's ego will be bruised.
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Well of course any shred of criticism sounds ridiculous to any Maria sycophant who's incapable of pointing out any flaw from their infallible princess.

I hate this decision and that's it. But then the Maria Defense Force has to show up because any negative word said about her must be addressed to the fullest and any person responsible marginalized.

I understand the game though. It's predictable. Maria fans are the most incredibly sensitive people in tennis and I don't know why that is, but they make Serena fans look like they have armor skin in comparison. All we need now is Fake Mashabator to show up give me his usual bad rep.
Funny you mention FakeMashabator, since he's often criticised Maria or been somewhat pessimistic about her. The difference is his criticisms are fairly infrequent, he keeps things in perspective, and doesn't claim EVERY DAMN THING to be the start of her downfall into irrelevance and retirement.
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Well of course any shred of criticism sounds ridiculous to any Maria sycophant who's incapable of pointing out any flaw from their infallible princess.

I hate this decision and that's it. But then the Maria Defense Force has to show up because any negative word said about her must be addressed to the fullest and any person responsible marginalized.

I understand the game though. It's predictable. Maria fans are the most incredibly sensitive people in tennis and I don't know why that is, but they make Serena fans look like they have armor skin in comparison. All we need now is Fake Mashabator to show up give me his usual bad rep.
funny how all of your Maria's essays always contain only negative opinion of her and her game though... and then you have the nerve to call out her die-hard fans and praise Pova bashing WS tards at the same time. Interesting fan you are indeed
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funny how all of your Maria's essays always contain only negative opinion of her and her game though... and then you have the nerve to call out her die-hard fans and praise Pova bashing WS tards at the same time. Interesting fan you are indeed
It's typical of the rose-colored glasses wearing fan that they see only what they want to see. And stating that EVERY one of my 700+ posts contains negativity towards Maria is a perfect example of how blind you are to reality.

And I never praised Serena fans, some of which are unbearable in their hatred of Maria. I just said they aren't as sensitive to criticism of Serena when it comes from her own fans.
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Re: BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Connors is Sharapova's new coach

Um, bombshell.
All things aside, this should be interesting.
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...Sure he has a reputation of being brash but he's a class act....
No way, no how. Just stop it. That is so not him.

Horrible man, unproven coach. Good luck, Masha.
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Re: BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Connors is Sharapova's new coach

I find this coaching choice troubling as a Serena supporter can be on several levels:
1)The name recognition that comes with this choice just in the press is GOLD!
2)I Hope Jimmy's relationship is real gooooood.
3)As it relates to tennis though, its VERY desperate. I cant imagine what insight Jimmy has women's tennis 2013.
4)How and what can he add to the base tennis Maria tends to play, where there is no Plan B but hit harder?
is she gonna start playing more net rushing tennis? She cant continue to earn a living having to slug with younger STRONGER girls as she ages.
I say all that to say in true honesty.. FASCINATED......got a drink.. just enjoying how it all plays out. Wish em well!
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