Simona Halep decided to rely on Adrian Marcu, whom she already had as a coach in 2003. During the short spell, Halep was able to win tournaments in 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.
Marcu said: "At first I thought about it a bit, as I usually do when an offer comes, 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. " We recall that last 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. Halep and Marcu have already started preparing for the final tournaments of the year.
Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer: "Together in doubles in 2022?"
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup ended with the clear success of Team Europe against Team World, which never won the event conceived by Roger Federer.
Despite the important response of the public and the commitment of the players, this year tennis fans have not been able to admire the exploits of the Big Three. Federer and Rafael Nadal are stopped in the pits due to injuries; while Novak Djokovic has not yet decided whether he will return to the field in this season finale or directly next year.
One of the reasons why the spectators appreciated the Laver Cup from the first moment is linked precisely to the possibility of seeing the three legends team up and even play doubles together. Impossible to forget the first match of the team called Fedal.
The Swiss and the Spaniard in fact gave great emotions in 2017 by winning a hard-fought match against Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in the final super tie-break with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 10-5. The following year, specifically in 2018, the fans instead witnessed another historic double: the one that saw Federer again as the protagonist, who however teamed up with Djokovic.
The result was not the same as the Federer-Nadal duo, but nevertheless aroused the interest of a large part of the public. To rekindle the hopes and dreams of tennis lovers, Nadal thought about it, who launched a curious proposal to Federer on Instagram.
"Double next year?" Asked Nadal, directly tagging the Swiss. The response of the 20-time Grand Slam champion was not long in coming. "Bringing the old Fedal back to London would be great." The reference to the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, which will be played in London, is clear.
The tennis world will therefore be able to dream for another year of a new Laver Cup animated by two of the strongest and most popular tennis players in history.