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Behind the Baseline - Top 5 Contemporary coaches

Nivedita Jha
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 00:52 IST

In men’s tennis it has becoming a contemporary saying “Behind every great man there is another great man”.

Three of the fancied big four in World Tennis today have hired high-profile coaching staff. Days after Novak Djokovic appointed German Legend Boris Becker as his Head Coach, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer joined the chorus making the great Swede Stefan Edberg a part of coaching team.

Though coaches do play a pivotal role in players performance their legendary achievement has got little relevance in players life. A good rapport with players style of play is the essential ingredient of a quality coach.

Here are my five best coaches in contemporary men’s tennis.

5. Franco Davin:

Franco Davin has played an integral role in Del Potros

Franco Davin has played an integral role in Del Potros’s success

Not many of would know but Franco Davin holds the record of the youngest player to win a match on professional circuit. But currently Davin is the head coach of Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro. Under Davín’s tutelage, Del Potro won the 2009 US Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and Roger Federer in the final en route to the championship. The argentine has defeated Lionel Messi to win the Argentina’s sportsperson of the year.

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