Far more to the dynamic world of coaching than meets the eye

Digesting the full breadth and depth of a tennis coach's role is impossible. Whether it's instilling belief unto their players or dispensing intricate strategies, it remains a nebulous world few have mastered.

Updated: June 19, 2008, 6:54 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

As she raced through the draw at Roland Garros, Ana Ivanovic seemed connected to the friends' box by an unseen tether, a psychic connection. After virtually every winner she would make a demure fist, turn it (with more of a twist than a pump), then look triumphantly at her coach, Sven Groeneveld.

Even without Groeneveld in the box -- he is an employee of adidas, the sponsor for Ivanovic and her opponent, Dinara Safina, thus causing a conflict of interest -- Ivanovic prevailed ...

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