(Reuters) – Australian Nick Kyrgios criticized the ATP Tour’s resolution to attempt off-field teaching and mentioned on Wednesday that the great thing about the game, the place gamers needed to determine issues out on their very own, was taken away.
ATP will attempt off-field teaching within the second half of the yr, the place gamers will obtain directions in qualifying and fundamental draw matches in tournaments, together with the US Open and ATP finals.
Patrick Mouratoglou, who coached Serena Williams and now coach Simona Halep, congratulated ATP for “‘legalizing’ a observe that has been occurring at nearly each match for many years,” however Kyrgios mentioned he opposed the transfer.
“Fully disagree. Shedding one of many solely distinctive qualities that no different sport had,” Kyrgios mentioned on Twitter https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/standing/1539620707126063104.
“The participant needed to determine issues out on his personal. That was the great thing about it. What occurs if a high-profile participant versus a low-ranked participant who cannot or cannot afford a coach?”
The trial begins this week on July 11 and runs on to the season-ending ATP ultimate in November.
Mouratoglou was concerned in a infamous off-field teaching incident – which was not initially allowed on the Grand Slams – on the 2018 US Open ultimate when Williams obtained a warning for a training violation.
Mouratoglou had gestured within the stands through the dramatic resolution in opposition to ultimate winner Naomi Osaka. However the 52-year-old coach later mentioned he would do it once more, describing it because the “most silly rule” as nobody was punished.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)