Martin joins Djokovic entourage

Updated: September 2, 2009, 10:44 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It may be hard to remember now, but the full-time traveling coach is a relatively modern phenomenon in tennis. A few top players first started paying for that moral and tactical support on the road in the 1970s. The practice became common in the '80s, and entrenched in the '90s.

Historically, players have tended to hire one coach at a time, agreeing to become joined at the hip 10 months a year. In rare cases, those relationships endure for most of a career; more often, they ...

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