Simona Halep "has Grand Slam chances," says new coach

Tennis - The new coach shared what is missing from Halep's gameplay.

by Claudiu Pop
Simona Halep "has Grand Slam chances," says new coach

After Simona Halep said goodbye to Darren Cahill, she prepares to win more Grand Slams under the supervision of her newly appointed Romanian coach, Adrian Marcu, who had trained her for a short period in 2013. Halep plans to build up confidence again by winning as many matches as possible in the coming period while focusing on the top tournaments, according to her new coach.

"I have expectations for her to play as well as possible in the next period and to return to very good form. I want her to win as many matches as possible so that she can return to the (top 10) ranking. The basic idea is to play the big contests very well," Adrian Marcu told HotNews.

However, Marcu admitted that Simona has some stuff to work on regarding her gameplay. "All the other players progress and then you have to progress and be better and better. I would like Simona to play a little more aggressively, as she is a speed player and one who finishes points faster than she did lately.

I am firmly convinced that she can play more aggressively and impose her game, not wait and let her opponents dictate. We are trying to improve something. I have expectations for her to be able to do what we both want and if she succeeds I am firmly convinced that good results will come," said Marcu.

Will Halep be the winner of the next Grand Slam?

After her fall out of the WTA's top 10, calf injury, and the emergence of young tennis stars like Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, Simona's chances at future Grand Slam titles decreased significantly.

Yet, Halep's new coach explained why she hasn't been playing her best and how she can return to winning ways, including fighting for Grand Slams. "Of course, she still has chances (n.r - for a Grand Slam title), but let's take it this way: lately, Simona has played pretty few matches because of injuries, pandemics, the situation.

If she will play in more competitions, then it will automatically be easier to play as well as possible, close to her best level. And then, of course, she has a chance to win. She is in a very good period of her life. It seems to me that she is more relaxed and she really wants to play very, very well.

In terms of ambition, we are doing very well, "Adrian Marcu told Hotnews With Adrian Marcu in her team, Simona Halep won three of the 22 trophies of her career, at the tournaments in New Haven, Moscow, and Sofia.

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