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Blake, coach have worked in concert from the outset

In tennis, the itinerant lifestyles of coaches are often the norm. Just ask Brad Gilbert, who has mentored Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray for short spurts. But there are rare partnerships that have thrived because of longevity.

Originally Published: March 28, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Tennis, and sports in general, it seems, are all about getting results -- and fast. So when a player starts to slump, who often gets the boot? The coach, of course.

Frenchman Gael Monfils, still trying to live up to his enormous potential, goes through coaches like courtside towels. Compatriot Tatiana Golovin is almost as bad, and the Andy Roddick-Jimmy Connors experiment ceased this month.

There are, however, a few partnerships that have endured. Here's a look at a ...

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