The 2018 US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will be remembered forever because of the American player's coach Patrick Mouratoglou coaching the 23-time Grand Slam winner during the match from the player's box.
Mouratoglou, reflecting on it 14 months later, said: "I do not understand why coaching is not allowed only in tennis. If the coach tells something to the player during the match, emotions are high. Players doesn't listen what the coach tells.
Sometimes, the drama becomes even bigger and many people can interact on social media." Mouratoglou believes there should be more freedom in tournaments: "I want to experience emotions when I watch tennis. It's the same when you watch a movie.
I want to see what feelings I like and what feelings I do not like and I want to win because I like it, I do not want to lose because I do not like it. It depends on the player. There are many people who are nice, angry, educated, but I want them to share their personality.
I think it's also good for people who watch coaches and players' tactics. It's good that players go through emotions. Share them on the court. So I think it's nice for coaches to be on court on the ATP Tour and Grand Slams, in an ideal world." Serena Williams also reached the final of the 2019 US Open but lost yet again. This time, to Bianca Andreescu.