Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is pushing for substantial tennis changes, disagrees with Roger Federer.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roger Federer have opposing viewpoints on a major tennis topic. The Greek is advocating for a significant move that would allow men to receive on-court coaching.
Roger Federer’s approach on on-court coaching does not sit well with Stefanos Tsisipas.
The Greek is advocating for a change that would allow coaches to provide pointers to their players during games.
On-court coaching is available on the women’s tour, but we have yet to see it on the men’s.
The Swiss Maestro is opposed to the alteration, but the 2021 Roland Garros finalist is eager to see it enacted.
“What is the point of having a coach with you if you aren’t getting the full value out of it?” he asked.
“There should be some rules and ways to incorporate it into players’ performances without making it too much.”
Federer was extremely clear about his feelings towards on-court coaching back in 2019.
“In my perspective, we shouldn’t have coaching in tennis,” he told reporters at Wimbledon.
“I’m a firm believer in it.” Some people I know are absolutely on my side. Why not? Some individuals are. It exists in every other sport. I suppose you can see both perspectives.”
“I think the player gets his advise (before the match), then it’s a matter of how much he can remember, how much he can cope with in the moment, and work it out yourself a little bit,” he continued.
“I’m against on-court coaching in any shape or form, with the exception of weather delays, or whatever you want to call it, which are carried over to the following day when it gets too late.
“To be honest, I don’t think it’s necessary. Then we move on to a more advanced level of the sport, where I may be able to afford more coaching than others. Is that reasonable? It’s just the way it is. If there is no coaching, I believe it puts everyone on an equal footing.”
Nick Kyrgios chimed in on the divisive issue, stating that he, too, is opposed to the idea.
Tennis TV shared a comment from Tsitsipas on Instagram earlier this month, saying, “Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis, make it legal.” It’s past time for the sport to take a giant leap forward.”
The Australian responded in the comments, saying, “I normally don’t like his ideas, but this one is terrible.”
The former ATP finalist retaliated on Kyrgios, saying, “Brinkwire Summary News”.