Stefanos Tsitsipas: What’s the point of having coach when you can’t benefit from it

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas wonders what’s the point of having a coach if you can’t benefit from that. 

Over the last few years, coaching in tennis has been a popular topic. 

Some believe that coaching should remain disallowed, while some like Tsitsipas believe that it’s time to change the rule. 

“What’s the point of having a coach with you if you can’t get the whole benefit out of it?” Tsitsipas argued, per The Daily Express. 

“There should be certain regulations and certain ways to enhance it into players’ performance without it becoming too much.”

From Monday, Tsitsipas climbed up to a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world, making it past 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on the ATP rankings list. 

“Being at the ranking that I will be tomorrow, it is a huge motivation and a very good indication that I’ve done great so far,” Tsitsipas said. “[I am] just generally blessed that I’ve put in so much work to make it to the top three, which [I would consider] quite a special milestone.”

Tsitsipas happy to be making improvement 

“That [Top 10 breakthrough] was a great dream of mine being fulfilled. The top three is on its own, something completely different,” Tsitsipas said. “My purpose of doing this is self-improvement and trying to become a better person through tennis, so it matters.”

Tsitsipas is set to return to action for the first time since suffering a surprise round-of-16 loss to Ugo Humbert in the Tokyo Olympics.

Tsitsipas, seeded at No. 3, is set to play at this week’s Toronto Masters.

Tsitsipas had a first round bye in Toronto and he is set to kick off his campaign against Humbert from the second round. 

“I’m feeling good with my game, really happy to be back to Toronto, one of my favourite places to compete and play tennis,” Tsitsipas said. “The location is exactly as I remember it. I’m just generally happy to be competing here again.”