Stefanos Tsitsipas' physiotherapist, Jerome Bianchi, is excited about the addition of Thomas Enqvist to Tsitsipas' coaching staff. When pictures emerged of Tsitsipas being joined by Enqvist during a practice in Rotterdam, some wondered if that meant Tsitsipas decided to end his partnership with his father Apostolos.
However, Tsitsipas will continue to work with his father but Enqvist brings a new voice to the team. Tsitsipas will be joined by Enqvist at the Masters events in indian Wells and Miami. Their trial period will end after the Monte Carlo Masters.
“It’s going to be really good for Stef, a new way of coaching, different than Apostolos though it won’t prevent him to still be around. There will be a probation period during the American swing until Monte-Carlo," Jerome Bianchi said, per Stefanos Tsitsipas Family/Twitter.
Tsitsipas on his decision to add Enqvist to his team
"Enqvist is an addition to my team, that's what he is. It's important to have a person like him on my team," Tsitsipas said last week in Rotterdam. "Enqvist has a lot of experience on the tour and I respect him a lot.
The reason Thomas is here is to help me, give me another perspective and give me some ideas. I'm here to listen whatever he has to told me. We have good energy between us." World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev went on a rant after losing the second set of his Australian Open semifinal against Tsitsipas.
Medvedev, who in the end won in four sets, felt Tsitsipas was getting coached after every point by his father. After the match, Tsitsipas claimed he "never listens to a single things" his father says during matches. "i'm pretty sure I'm going to keep receiving coaching violations, even though I will never listen to any single thing he says.
But it's fine, they can do that if they want, if they believe it's right," Tsitsipas said after the Medvedev loss.