Larry Stefanki interview - Coaching Ríos, Henman, Roddick; Turning down Andy Murray

Larry Stefanki is one of the most respected and successful coaches in tennis. In this wide-ranging interview with David Law, Stefanki tells stories from his time coaching Marcelo Ríos, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Tim Henman, Fernando Gonzalez and Andy Roddick, and offers insight into what each player was like.

Why has he not spoken to Ríos for over 20 years? What was Henman lacking in the big matches? Were there similarities between Kafelnikov and Roddick? Why did he choose to coach Gonzalez rather than Andy Murray? And why did he think it was Roddick’s ‘destiny’ to win Wimbledon in 2009?

Plus, find out why Stefanki is strongly opposed to on-court coaching, what he makes of the Next Generation, who he thinks will end up with the most Grand Slam titles out of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and what would tempt him to coach again.

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