Roger Federer: I don't support on-court coaching

June 20, 2019

Roger Federer defeated John Millman in straight sets 7-6 6-3 to reach the second round in Halle.


In a press conference, the Swiss said: “I always think any way you get through is a good way because the next match will always feel different.


I think with... John having beaten me at the US Open, I knew it was going be tough. So thankfully I wasn’t too nervous.


I was only a little bit nervous before the game when I discussed strategy with my coach, then when I entered the court I was at ease and calm, I think I had a clear game plan.


I knew that it was going to be more difficult for him to dominate the baseline.


Conditions are faster here so I’m able to control the tempo of the match a little bit more. It was the expected tough test. I did not expect anything else but this hard-fought match.



Federer also shared an interesting opinion on two hot topics:


"Prize money should be increased for qualies and challengers. I don‘t support on-court coaching, I think that I have the best team in the world.


 I don't think it's fair that I could profit from that and another guy, who has maybe no coach can't benefit at all."


The US Open had planned to introduce on-court coaching in the main draw (from the stands) from the 2019 edition but scrapped their plans following severe protests.


Meanwhile analyzing his win over Jaume Munar, Borna Coric said: “Overall, it was a solid match. In the important points, I was playing very well and the early break in the second set helped me a lot."


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