Patrick Mouratoglou Uses Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas’ French Open Final To Guide Upcoming Players

Published 09/25/2021, 6:15 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is one of the most dominant players in recent times. The manner in which he conducts himself on the court is something youngsters can look up to. Besides him, Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas has been impressive with each season passing by. 

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Recently, coach Patrick Mouratoglou was coaching a student and was giving him examples of Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. He stated, “Tactics time with Geriniemael. What Stefanos and Novak do to take their opponents outside the court, and to try to stay inside!”

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Patrick Mouratoglou takes an interest in Stefanos Tsitsipas’ development

Besides coaching Serena Williams, Patrick has set up his own academy in France and most recently in Dubai. He has taken an active role in coaching star players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff. In recent Grand Slam events, he has been seen in the camps of these players.

Speaking of Djokovic, he has done the impossible this season. He began competing in Melbourne and ended up winning his ninth Australian Open title. After that, he won the French Open for the second time in his career. During the event, he beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinal. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Novak Djokovic has created history in 2021

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After that, he went to the Wimbledon Championships high on confidence. He won the title in South West 19 and in doing so, he won equaled Roger Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles. 

Coming on to Tsitsipas, he made it to the semifinal at the Australian Open. After that, he was the finalist at the French Open. At the Wimbledon Championships, he suffered an opening-round defeat. He ended up losing in the initial rounds of the US Open to Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz. 

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It will be interesting to see how Djokovic and Tsitsipas perform for the remainder of the season. They will compete at the events in Bercy and Indian Wells. We wish them all the best.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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