“I’ll Get You a Coach”: Stefanos Tsitsipas to Nick Kyrgios as He Says His Idea Is “Terrible”

Published 07/19/2021, 12:18 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 19: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks dejected during his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day 5 of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Greek World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Aussie star Nick Kyrgios are not precisely the best of friends but share a good repo on and off the court with one another. However, they recently took a dig at each other after the young Greek made some tennis rules suggestions.

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Earlier, the 22-year-old Tsitsipas proposed that coaching on-court should be made legal. Accordingly to him, it is a path on which tennis can move forward.

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“Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. The sport needs to embrace it. We’re probably one of the only global sports that doesn’t use coaching during the play. Make it legal. It’s about time the sport takes a big step forward,” Tsitsipas had tweeted.

Afterward, the Tennis TV official Instagram account asked its followers about their opinion about Tsitsipas’s suggestion. Among the many responders, Kyrgios was one of them and was not very much impressed.

“I usually don’t mind his ideas, but this one is terrible,” Kyrgios commented. For this, a prompt response came from the Greek professional, hitting the fact that the Australian does not have a coach.

“I’ll get you a coach, don’t worry about that,” the reigning Roland-Garros finalist replied.

In defense, Tsitsipas went into deep conversations on Twitter, stating that players get help all the time despite the rule. It might be interesting to note what others have to say about this.

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Where will Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kygios play?

Firstly, Tsitsipas will play at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, starting in less than a week. It would be the first time he will play for his country at the Games. Remarkably, he will also participate in mixed doubles with Maria Sakkari in Japan.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece talk tactics in the mixed doubles match against Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Indeed, the Greek professional has a desire to win the medal of the highest sporting merit. Only time will tell what he achieves.

On the other side, Kyrgios decided to skip the Olympics due to the event held behind closed doors. Instead, he will play at the Atlanta Open, inaugurating his US Summer Swing.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his second round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

All in all, the next few weeks will bring us live-action tennis drama and off-court too. Do you agree with Tsitsipas’s suggestion to allow on-court coaching during live matches?

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Also Read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Men’s Singles Seeds: Novak Djokovic Leads the Field Filled With Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Others

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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