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Two coaches, two styles, one goal

As different as Andy Murray and Andy Roddick are in playing style, there's a bigger contrast between their coaches, Brad Gilbert and Jimmy Connors.

Updated: February 16, 2007, 3:29 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Grasping how coaching works in tennis requires understanding an overlooked reality: Tennis is an individual sport. Team sport coaches subordinate others to the organizational mission, often applying the coercion to motivate and educate their charges. That Tony Dungy's refusal to yell is such a distinctive asset speaks to the omnipresent leverage and emotional terror that pervades team sports.

Not so in tennis.

"One major reason you play tennis is to not have ...

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