On September 22nd, through a post published on her Instagram profile, Simona Halep announced the end of the sports collaboration with Darren Cahill. The two started working together in 2015, but due to some family problems, the Australian left his client at the end of 2018.
It is only in 2020 that the working relationship between the two has found a new continuity; a continuity, unfortunately, has already vanished. Recall that Halep won her first Grand Slam in Paris under the technical guidance of Cahill.
The Romanian champion, to restart stronger than before, decided to rely on Adrian Marcu, who she already had as a coach in 2003. During the short period, Halep was able to win tournaments like New Haven, Moscow and Sofia. Marcu, who will be joined by Daniel Dobre, has already talked about his new experience in an interview with Hotnews.
Simona Halep's new coach is Adrian Marcu
Marcu said: "At first I thought about it a bit, as I usually do when an offer comes in, but clearly it was a difficult offer to turn down. I want Simona to win as many games as possible so that she can climb the leaderboard.
The main goal is to play well in big tournaments. I will not focus too much on what you have done so far, which is now a thing of the past. The point is that she has to improve, this is a fundamental requirement as the years pass.
If all players are progressing and doing better, you have to too. I wish it were more aggressive, we're working on it. Can she still win Grand Slams? Sure, she still has a lot of options, but we don't want to think that far.
She has played very little lately, she has suffered injuries, so she comes from a difficult situation. We will need continuity." Halep and marcu have already started preparing for the last tournaments of the year.