I'm not one of those who acts like every time Roger Federer loses, it's the end of his world. Andy Murray, who beat him in three tight sets in Dubai today, isn't a shabby player, either.
However ... and how do I say this gently? Perhaps finding a coach ought to be moved up on Federer's "Things to do" list. All the way to the top, preferably. Maybe should be the title of the list.
Really, Rog, how much longer do you think you'll be able to fend off all the contenders, who, by the way, usually have the benefit of at least one coach telling them how to beat you? Except Murray, of course, who probably has Brad Gilbert still ringing in his head anyway.
So, who do you think would be a great coach for Federer? Gilbert? (Ha.) Darren Cahill? Ooh, or Billie Jean King? Drop me a line, folks.
P.S.: OMG! I just opened the ATP's Web site, and that damn 'Feel it' logo at the top just scared the crap out of me. Who the hell's that guy behind Borg (I think) with the dark hair? He looks like a torture victim.