(Reuters) – Australian Nick Kyrgios criticized the choice of the ATP Tour to attempt teaching off the courtroom, saying on Wednesday that the great thing about the game, the place gamers needed to discover out every little thing on their very own, is misplaced.
Within the second half of the 12 months, ATP will check off-site teaching, and gamers will obtain directions on qualifiers and primary draw matches in tournaments, together with the US Open and the ATP Finals.
Patrick Muratoglu, who coached Serena Williams and now coaches Simona Halep, congratulated the ATP on “legalizing” the follow, which has been occurring in virtually each match for many years, “however Kyrgios mentioned he opposed the transfer.
“I don’t agree. He’s dropping one of many distinctive options that no different sport has had, ”Kirgios wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/standing/1539620707126063104.
“The participant needed to discover out every little thing on their very own. That was the wonder. What occurs if a high-level participant is in opposition to a low-ranking participant who does not have or cannot afford a coach? ”
The check will start on July 11 and can final till the ATP last, which can finish in November.
Muratoglu was concerned in an notorious off-court coaching incident that was not initially allowed within the Grand Slam tournaments within the 2018 US Open last, when Williams acquired a warning for teaching violations.
Muratoglu gestured within the stands throughout a dramatic decisive match in opposition to future winner Naomi Osaka. However the 52-year-old coach later mentioned he would do it once more, calling it the “stupidest rule” as a result of nobody was punished.
(Report by Rohit Neira from Bengaluru; edited by Christian Radneja)