Kyrgios says the great thing about sport disappeared with the introduction of off-pitch coaching

March 29, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, United States; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) hits a forehand in opposition to Jannik Sinner (ITA) (not pictured) in a males’s single match of the fourth spherical on the Miami Open at Arduous Rock Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports activities

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June 22 (Reuters) – Australian Nick Kyrgios criticized the ATP Tour’s resolution to attempt the coach off-court, saying Wednesday that the great thing about the game the place gamers must determine issues out for themselves has been taken away.

The ATP will attempt off-court coaching within the second half of the 12 months, with gamers receiving instruction in qualifying and predominant draw matches in tournaments together with the US Open and ATP Finals. Learn extra

Patrick Mouratoglou, who coached Serena Williams and now coaches Simona Halep, congratulated the ATP for “‘legalizing’ a apply that has been occurring in almost each recreation for many years,” however Kyrgios stated he opposed the transfer.

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“Completely disagree. It loses one of many solely distinctive traits that no different sport had,” Kyrgios stated on Twitter.

“The participant needed to determine issues out for himself. That was the great thing about it. What if a excessive profile participant versus a low stage participant who would not have or (cannot) afford a supervisor?”

The trial will begin from the week of July 11 and run by means of to the ATP season-end finals in November.

Mouratoglou was concerned in a infamous off-court teaching incident – which wasn’t initially allowed on the Grand Slams – on the 2018 US Open last, when Williams was given a warning for a training violation.

Mouratoglou had made a gesture within the stands throughout the dramatic decisive in opposition to the eventual winner Naomi Osaka. However the 52-year-old then stated he would do it once more, calling it the “stupidest rule” as nobody was penalized.

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Reporting of Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Christian Radnedge

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