Stefanos Tsitspas is pleased about the decision by Wimbledon and Roland Garros to allow on-court coaching as he's a long-time advocate for allowing it.
Tsitsipas has been outspoken about his wish for on-court coaching becomes permitted. He was delighted to hear the ATP was bringing that back as he's always maintained that it's something that's needed in the sport and will make it better. Funnily enough, Tsitsipas is the player that received the most code violations for coaching in the past few years.
There is a practical benefit for him in the rule change and he's glad that Roland Garros and Wimbledon are following suit:
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“Well, the coaching has always been there. Some coaches might have not been using it as much. In my case, it has always been part of how I do things when I’m on the court. I’m glad it’s not penalised now.”
He added that coaching should have always been part of the sport, the way it is in other sports:
“That’s how it should be. I see no reason to have a coach with you if they can’t share some of their view and knowledge with you when you’re competing. I feel like it’s something very natural in our sport. For sure it should be used.”
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