Often singled out and sanctioned for the repeated coaching of his father Apostolos, Stefanos Tsitsipas is satisfied with the implementation, in the form of a trial until the end of the season on the ATP circuit, of “off-court coaching”. . It allows coaches, from a designated seat in the stands, to give instructions to their foal – verbal if the player is on the same side as his coach, non-verbal (with the hands, therefore) otherwise.
“They should have allowed it thousands of years ago. At least I’m not getting fines anymore. It was getting difficult”
“It has always existed for absolutely all playersExplain the Greek, who will face Daniil Medvedev this Saturday evening in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. They should have allowed it thousands of years ago (sic). Being penalized for coaching is not normal in my opinion. Allowing it involves everyone in the sport. It allows the coaches to do their job, they are there for that. To be honest, it didn’t change anything for me. The only difference is that it is allowed and no one is penalized anymore. At least I’m not getting fines anymore. It was getting difficult. »
Thursday, however, Apostolos Tsitsipas was still at the center of discussions during his son’s match against Diego Schwartzman, who accused him of giving verbal instructions at the other end of the court, which is prohibited. The Argentinian then launched to the referee: “Name me one person who loves their father. »