"I trust Patrick Mouratoglou 100%" admits Simona Halep

"I trust Patrick Mouratoglou 100%" admits Simona Halep

by Alfredo Bassanelli

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Simona Halep of Romania will compete in her second tournament, the 2022 Italian Open, under the direction of Patrick Mouratoglou, and it appears that she is enjoying playing under the Portuguese coach.

Simona Halep turned her attention to Rome, where she will compete in the 2022 Italian Open, after winning three matches in Madrid before losing to eventual champion Ons Jabeur. She will face Alize Cornet in the first round, who has beaten her four times in five meetings, including one on clay.

“It’s great to be back in Roma because I love this place and I always played well. Preparation was good. Every day I’m working hard. I feel ready. But every tournament is different. I’m looking forward just to start it and to give my best.”

“I can say that some matches I could have won. But, you know, I’m coming after a tough year last year, so I will take only the good matches that I played. Even if I lost them, I really think I played a good tennis. But the most important thing is that I saw I can reach again high level in tennis. That brings me a lot of positive and desire to keep working and to see if I can be in the top again. This is the main goal now.”

“Also the way I look at what I’m doing, what we are doing. So many changes. I need a little bit of time to adjust myself. But I’m good. I feel good on court. The most important thing is that I love what I’m doing. This feeling helps me to wake up in the morning and to give my best every time I step on the court. In practice, as well.”

“I trusted him 100% since the first moment. What he’s telling me actually I accepted it because I know it’s good for me. He knows better in this position because I was super down with myself, low confidence. So I trust him 100% and I’m doing super easy what he’s saying. Actually I feel good. I have no problems with that. But always it’s tough when you change a team. So I need a little bit of time.”


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