Australian Nick Kyrgios denounced the ATP Tour’s determination to check teaching off the observe, saying on Wednesday that the great thing about the game of gamers having to determine issues out for themselves was being taken away.
The ATP will trial off-court teaching within the second half of the yr, with gamers receiving instruction in qualifying and most important draw matches in tournaments together with the US Open and the ATP Finals.
Patrick Mouratoglou, who coached Serena Williams and now coaches Simona Halep, congratulated the ATP on “‘legalizing’ a apply that has been happening at virtually each recreation for many years,” however Kyrgios stated he opposed the transfer.
“Strongly disagree. Loses one of many few distinctive traits no different sport had,” Kyrgios stated on Twitter https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/standing/1539620707126063104.
“The participant needed to determine issues out for themselves. That was the great thing about it. What occurs when a excessive profile participant versus a low rating participant who has no coach or can afford it?”
The trial begins the week of July 11 and continues via the season-closing ATP Finals in November.
Mouratoglou was concerned in an notorious incident of off-field teaching – which was initially not allowed at Grand Slams – in the course of the 2018 US Open closing when Williams was cautioned for a training violation.
Mouratoglou had given delivery to the stands in the course of the dramatic decider in opposition to eventual winner Naomi Osaka. However the 52-year-old coach later stated he would do it once more, describing it because the “stupidest rule” as nobody was penalized.