The Associated Press reports that John McEnroe’s offer to coach Roger Federer stills stands (click here for the news from earlier this month.)
“If he wants my input, we have people that represent us.” John McEnroe said in an interview on Tuesday, “It’s a phone call away.”
Roger Federer is nonplussed, telling reporters in Rome: “I guess anybody would like to give me advice. So I don’t think that’s a crazy comment we should look into much.”
Here’s more from the Fox Sports article (click here to read the entire piece):
McEnroe on what Federer must do to win:
“Take the ball earlier and not get pulled off the court. . . Nadal has a lefty slice out wide. Roger is content to get into a rally, and not attack the net, which is difficult on clay because of the slipping and sliding.”
McEnroe on the coach question:
“There’s an argument that he doesn’t need a coach and an argument that he could use some help with someone, which he’s done in the past,” said McEnroe, a seven-time singles Grand Slam winner. “He won 11 majors in four years. And back in my prime, I’d laugh at them (who offered advice).”
McEnroe on Federer’s chances at the French:
“At this stage, he’d have to have a lot of things fall his way to win it. . .If Nadal is healthy, he seems virtually unbeatable on clay. In a best of five, he’s one of the fittest guys on tour.”
Sorry, John, Roger’s just not that into you - and this public coaching intervention you’re doing has probably killed your chances, entirely.
Click here for the full article, at Fox Sports.