Mouratoglou is brutally honest when he talks about smashing rackets

The French coach has his personal opinion on those who destroy their rackets on the court

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Mouratoglou is brutally honest when he talks about smashing rackets
© Alex Pantling / Staff Getty Images Sport

Patrick Mouratoglu shared with brutal honesty what he thinks of tennis players who smash their rackets on the court. The former Serena Williams' coach, in a video shared on social media, analyzed what breaking a racket means for a tennis player and tried to give his interpretation to those who commit this gesture.

The French coach explained that, in his opinion, breaking the racket during a match is a strong act, but nothing is accidental and the end justifies the means. Simona Halep's former coach highlighted that it is not the result of uncontrollable nerves or mental disconnection but whoever breaks the racket on the court does so in a perfectly aware manner of the reactions that will occur to their gesture.

But it is done because it is believed to be an excellent strategy for winning games.

Mouratoglou on smashed rackets: a reference to Novak Djokovic?

Mourtoglou says there are extremely competitive tennis players who focus solely on winning, which comes before anything else.

Without mentioning any example of a player in the video, many thought of a clear reference to Novak Djokovic. "There are tennis players who say they regret having destroyed a racket but that's not the case. Because they are perfectly aware that that gesture was necessary to win the match.

Making that movement with so much power frees you from the stress and pressure you may have, but it also serves to mobilize the anger necessary to fight against adversity. When the players do it they clearly know that the gesture will be taken badly by the stands and will be against them, but they do it because they need to feel hated to raise the level of the game.

It's definitely not the ideal way, it doesn't convey a good image and it's not exemplary for young people, but if it's what they think will give them a better chance of winning that game, they do it," explained the Frenchman.