Gauff's (Not) Coach Mouratoglou Sheds Light On Their Current Situation

Gauff's (Not) Coach Mouratoglou Sheds Light On Their Current Situation

Coco Gauff and Patrick Mouratoglou share quite a few things, one of them being that their current coaching situation is quite weird.

Since the conclusion of Gauff's campaign in the Roland Garros quarter-finals, the tennis world wanted to know what is the current coaching relationship between Mouratoglou and the American prodigy as he was seen in her box once again.

Only recently, the young American split with coach Diego Moyano in early April. She then entered the clay-court season without a permanent coach and during the Roland Garros, Gauff admitted involvement of Mouratoglou.

On the other hand, the French coach was a permanent part of Simona Halep's team, but once the Romanian was suspended, he started working with Holger Rune. The two announced a formal split recently, but Mouratoglou has been seen in the Dane's box too.

Gauff and Mouratoglou share a long-standing relationship, a connection that dates back to when Gauff was just ten years old. She has spent considerable time honing her skills at Mouratoglou’s academy nestled in the south of France.

This temporary arrangement, as Mouratoglou himself explained in an interview with Canal+, was a stop-gap measure to aid Gauff during her stint at Roland-Garros. Gauff, left without a coach, turned to Mouratoglou, who decided to assist her through the clay court major.

"I’m not the official coach of Coco Gauff. Coco is part of my academy since she was 10. She doesn’t have a coach at the moment. She is going to play Roland-Garros. So I decided, per her request, to spend time with her on the court, to help her at least for Roland-Garros."

Gauff shed some light on the situation before the start of Roland-Garros, acknowledging her in-between phase of coaching. Yet she expressed her trust in Mouratoglou, who she described as the perfect person to guide her during the tournament, given their history and it will be interesting to see how she continues after the clay-court season.


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