Coco Gauff had technical problem during Roland Garros semi-final that Swiatek targeted says Patrick Mouratoglou

Saturday, 08 June 2024 at 09:17
Iga Swiatek is through to the French Open final where she will face Jasmine Paolini. But whilst Coco Gauff who faced Swiatek in the semi-finals has an 11-1 deficit against the World No.1 now, Patrick Mouratoglou believes there is more amiss.
Mouratoglou said during his stint on France 24 that she has a technical problem with her forehand which was the issue and is an aspect that Swiatek targeted again and again. He also gave three reasons why she didn't give the match and in a thorough assessment of her game against Swiatek.
With all of this added together, Mouratoglou said that Gauff had no chance against Swiatek as a result. It is a missed opportunity for the American who was aiming to become a two-time Grand Slam champion. But it is another tournament without a final since her landmark triumph.
Albeit she lost to the so-called Queen of Clay in the process who is expected to add a fourth crown later on Saturday.
“I would have liked not to tell you about Cori Gauff’s forehand, but there is a real technical problem. And it is true that Iga Swiatek played excessively on that side, and she did well,” Mouratoglou told France TV.
“I think there are three reasons why the match didn’t give the fight we would have liked. First, I didn’t see a real game plan from Coco, I found that she was typing everything in all directions and that it wasn’t really constructed.
“We didn’t really know what meaning she wanted to give to her match. Then, there was this weakness on the forehand side which was exploited very well by Swiatek.
“And then, there is the management of the important points because there were still plenty of chances and, each time, it was Swiatek who was the best.
“So when you don’t manage important points well, when you have a big weakness and when the game plan is not clear, it’s difficult to win.”

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