'Roger Federer was more into the process of hearing ideas', says top coach

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'Roger Federer was more into the process of hearing ideas', says top coach

The 'trick' worked perfectly, Jannik Sinner was the one who fell for it. Frances Tiafoe, with mastery and great skill, was able to reassemble a heavy passive and reach the final of the ATP 500 in Vienna. The American, down by a set and even a break in the second set, began to play when he grew up, bringing the audience to his side and making the blue lose absolute control of the semifinal match.

A perfectly successful task, with the South Tyrolean who saw the same scene of the US Open with Monfils, only this time the result did not reward him. It is important to recognize the merits of the American, in addition to the 'show', able to suddenly transform and play a space challenge, finding impossible corners several times and neutralizing the excellent match plan of the talented 20-year-old, who was unable to get the second break of advantage and also failed the opportunity to serve to close the dispute.

In front of the media, the new number 9 of the world attacked the behavior of the 23-year-old, which according to him exceeded the limit and were not respectful (giving examples). The American's response was immediate: “It's been a long week for me.

I tried to have fun and get the crowd involved, I tried to figure out if he would get a little nervous. I know how to get the viewers behind me, a few lines and stuff, and then I started playing amazingly. The audience in the stands made the difference", the words gathered by the ATP.

In the final he will have to contend with a very solid Alexander Zverev, Olympic champion, who immediately closed the practice Carlos Alcaraz. Roger Federer and Pete Sampras' former coach Paul Annacone recently appeared as a guest on the tennis show 'Three', where he shed some light on his experience working with the two legends of the game.

Annacone reflects on Federer's attitude

Part of the Roger Federer camp from 2010-13, Annacone was instrumental in the Swiss' return to World No. 1 in 2012. With Sampras, the American served a greater tenure - from 1994 to 2001 and then again from 2002 until his retirement.

"Pete was less information, more compact period of time; didn't like to spend hours talking about stuff," Annacone recalled. Federer, on the other hand, liked to watch footage of his matches and discuss different ideas and tactics.

"Originally when Roger and I were together, we did a lot of video stuff. We watched a lot of different matches that he had played - successes and failures," Annacone said. "And then we talked about that and discussed things. So, he was more into the process of hearing ideas, seeing ideas."