There is no one who has that ‘been there done that, more than anyone else in the history’ credential on clay than Borg.
Granted he is not the coach, but do you really think Federer needs someone to do the Xs and Os for him at this stage in his career? What he needs is practical, sure fire, workable formula. And having been to the RG finals twice already, it’s not that a huge lesson is in order. Just some minor adjustments will do the trick. And when they come from a player like Borg compared to Jose who? they carry a lot more belief, conviction and weight behind them.
It’s like the experiment conducted at a hospital recently. Did you hear about this? They divided patients of a certain disease into two groups. Each group was given the same medicine. One group was told it’s a new experimental medicine, and the other group was told that it’s been through years of testing and has now been finally approved to the joy of many patients who have already recovered in record time.
Guess who benefitted the most from it? Don’t even ask me the answer to that. OK, for the ‘living under the rock and just coming out of a coma freaks’ amongst you, it was the second group. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz!!! I can’t believe I have to spoon feed you freaks every freaking time. Unfreakingbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now can you at least put two and two together here, or do I have to come down there and essssplain every freaking thing?
If Federer can really get Borg on board, I have no doubt Borg can solve the problem within 24 hours at the most. With so much at stake, specially with the way things are looking right now, I would offer him millions for his services, if that’s his motivation. It should be, considering he was close to selling his five Wimbledon trophies to stay afloat financially.
How about an assurance that Federer will not break his record of five straight Wimbledon titles? Will both be willing to go for it? From what has come out of Borg’s mouth of late, it should be a slam dunk. Will that be enough of a trade off for Federer? I am not sure. But it should be, at this point.
Borg has the antidote to Nadal and whoever else on clay with Federer’s game as a weapon. Are you freaking kidding me!!!! He already knows it. All he needs is enough sucking up and a worthy offer to bring it out of him.
Mr. Jose whatever is just another Roche of a lesser degree. Granted he has coached some names in the past, but to hear it from someone who has done it has a lot more power. Why do you think Roddick’s performance soared after Connors joined his camp?
That is also the reason why Jordan won his six championships after he bought into Phil Jackson’s triangle system, or why Shaq and Kobe won three championships under Phil, after trying everything before that with nothing but a first round playoff exit.
At that level, it’s more mental and psychological than any major shift in the physical game. Just having Borg in his box before he takes the court at RG final, is more than enough to eclipse what Mr. Jose whatever can achieve from hours and hours of drilling his usual routine.
Federer is way past any major transformation in his game, and if the recent dismal results forces him to push it, he may end up violating his free flowing natural game.
There’s still time. Make the call, Roger. It will be more than worth it. But it will work only if you have a juicy enough carrot to dangle in front of Borg. He has a huge ego like you do. He may not show it. If the offer is not beyond Borg’s expectations, it will never work, even if Borg agrees to join the camp physically.
It could be a win win situation for both if handled with care. Ball is in Federer’s court. The answer is there. It’s how to unlock it that will deliver the goods.
These half ass attempts with another Tony Roche is not going to get it done. They may actually end up hurting him. Why settle for aspirin for serious heart trouble when you can go for the surgery once, bite the bullet and be over with for ever?
Is this a no brainer or what?