The relationship between a professional tennis player and his coach is definitely a unique one. While in team sports like football, basketball or cricket the coach is employed by an organization that functions pretty much like a company. Whereas tennis coaches are hired directly by the players. This creates a situation, in which the coach, who supposedly is the boss and should have a commanding position, is in fact the employee on the relationship.
Tennis players, on the other hand, can fire their coaches at any time, if something is not going according to the their own expectations. And if this was not tough enough on the coaches, tennis is the only sport in which the coach is not allowed to work during a match, as instructions are not permitted, making life not easy at the court-side.
And usually it is extremely easy for people to notice the coach’s involvement in a player’s game developement as Tennis is an individual sport. The uniqueness of coaching is one ingredient that makes the game more interesting in a player.
Here we look at the coaches of Top seeded players in Men’s circuit and give a brief insight into them.