Martin joins Djokovic entourage
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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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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