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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

After Shahar lost yesterday she fired Romec too.
who's next then???
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

Are you kidding me? I can't believe she fired Romec :eek:
Whatever, its her carreer, i hope she knows what she is doing :shrug:
 

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I think she doesn't :tape:
I'm not sure if it;s called "fired" because in one interview she said they were supposed to practice together until USO and then to decide. but anyway, they don't work together from now on..
Emilio Sanchez is the red hot new option according to NRG's site
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

I think she doesn't :tape:
I'm not sure if it;s called "fired" because in one interview she said they were supposed to practice together until USO and then to decide. but anyway, they don't work together from now on..
Emilio Sanchez is the red hot new option according to NRG's site
IMO, and according to her interviews, what she is looking for is primary a person who she can get along with. She needs a friend, companion who accompanies her around the world. Only in second place comes the importance of being a good coach.

The past has proven, that actually Shahar was playing her best tennis when those terms were fulfilled.

I don't know if Sanchez will able to meet her needs, if yes, Shahar will be able to produce her real ability again.
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

IMO, and according to her interviews, what she is looking for is primary a person who she can get along with. She needs a friend, companion who accompanies her around the world. Only in second place comes the importance of being a good coach.

The past has proven, that actually Shahar was playing her best tennis when those terms were fulfilled.

I don't know if Sanchez will able to meet her needs, if yes, Shahar will be able to produce her real ability again.
I dunno. I'd agree with you, but Shahar has some big problems in her game ATM (serve, FH, volley) so only a "good friend" won't do the job.
But I think the coach should be israeli becuase then, like you said, they'll get along better.
 

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IMO, and according to her interviews, what she is looking for is primary a person who she can get along with. She needs a friend, companion who accompanies her around the world. Only in second place comes the importance of being a good coach.

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I think that she needs a dog and a great tennis coach.
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

Interesting piece about Shahar's next coach decision in the Jerusalem Post:


The next couple of weeks will be of crucial importance to Shahar Pe'er's career.

The 21-year-old's season may be long over, but during the next two weeks she will select her new coach, a decision of huge significance, especially considering her current situation.

"At the moment we're still checking several options. We have 4-5 candidates," Shahar's brother and spokesperson Shlomi Pe'er told me on Tuesday.

"A decision will be made at the very latest in two weeks time because Shahar needs to begin her preparation for next year."

Pe'er, who announced three weeks ago that she has played her last match of 2008, pulling out of her final two tournaments of the season due to an infection in the base of her foot, struggled throughout most of the year, failing to repeat the results which arguably made her Israel's number one athlete.

In 21 tournaments this year, Pe'er was knocked out seven times in the first round and advanced to just four quarterfinals, with those successes all coming in Tier III events or lower.




Shahar only won 26 of her 50 matches, with 15 of the 24 losses coming against inferiorly ranked players, and is currently ranked number 38 in the world, her lowest position since February 2006.

Pe'er's next coach will have the difficult task of finding a way to make all these stats from 2008 a distant memory and help Shahar regain her confidence and return to the world's top-20.

Unlike soccer or basketball, in tennis a coach doesn't just need to improve his player's performance on-court, but also acts as the player's psychologist and best friend for 40 weeks of the year in which the two travel the world.

In May 2006, Pe'er split with Oded Jacob, who guided her at the start of her career, and trained with interim replacements for three months.

In August 2006 Shahar teamed-up with Israeli coach Oded Taig and it's no coincidence that their 15 months together were the best of her career.

Under Taig, Pe'er won 58 of her 87 matches, reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian and US Opens, and achieving a career best ranking of 15.

The excellent relationship between the two had a direct impact on Pe'er's form on-court and Taig's decision to leave at the end of 2007, because he no longer wanted to commit to such a grueling schedule, proved to be a turning point in Shahar's career.

Pe'er decided to hire the services of Gabriel Urpi and Conchita Martinez ahead of 2008, but after six months of deteriorating results, they inevitably split and in the five months since she has been without a permanent coach and unsurprisingly has suffered some of the worst defeats of her career.

Choosing her next coach is as important a decision as Pe'er will have to make in her career.

Whether she gets it right or wrong will likely determine if her recent form is here to stay or if her best is still ahead of her.
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! Bye Martine.. Who's next???

It looks as if the decision has been made

"Shahar Peer has appointed the Peruvian Pablo Giacopelli as her new coach, her third of the year. Peer has had a disastrous year slipping from 19 to 38 in the WTA rankings. "


http://www.thejc.com/node/7593

Does anybody have details on him?
 

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Israel’s top women’s player, Shahar Peer, has got a new coach. Peer is now working with Pablo Giacopelli, a Peruvian-born British citizen. She will begin her training with Giacopelli in South Africa, accompanied by her physical trainer, Muli Epstein. According to published reports in Israel, Peer will train for two weeks at high altitude in the Johannesburg area, followed by two weeks in the Durban area. She will compete in the Israeli Championships in December.

as reported in Tennis Grandstand
 

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Re: Shahar's coach watch! It's Pablo's turn now!

Disaster.
I can't believe it. I thought they matched perfectly, and she was doing really well! I wonder why he decided to leave her and who will be her next coach.
What a bad timing though! exactly when the USO Series is about to start..Good luck Shahar :awww:
 

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How about Ricardo Sanchez for Shahar? he got JJ to #1 in the world :worship:

Any coach who wouldn't want to coach Shahar now is a fool. She is only 23, ranked #16, playing the best tennis of her life.
 
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