Who coaches the top 10 players on the ATP Tour?
The top players in the world also employ top coaches.
Here we look at the men behind the ATP Tour’s top ten players.
10 Taylor Fritz – Michael Russel and Paul Annacone
Taylor Fritz is one of a growing number of players to have two coaches.
Fritz doesn’t use both simultaneously as he rotates between Michael Russel and Paul Annacone.
Annacone has also coached Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Sloane Stephens and Stan Wawrinka, while Russell has worked with Frances Tiafoe, Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey, Mackenzie McDonald and Tennys Sandgren.
9 Hubert Hurkacz – Craig Boynton
Hubert Hurkacz turned to the former coach of John Isner to help him get the most out of his big serving game.
Boynton is known for his ability as a great allround coach who has a knack for grooming and transforming an athlete’s mental, physical, and technical skills.
They came together in September of 2019 although Boynton has also worked with Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey and as a USTA Player Development National Coach.
8 Holger Rune – Boris Becker
Holger Rune has used a few coaches in shorter stints but recently took on Boris Becker as his head coach.
Rune previously worked with supercoach Patrick Mouratoglou for a spell earlier this year.
Rune announced Becker had joined his team in October 2023.
7 Alexander Zverev – Alexander Zverev Sr.
It is a family affair for Alexander Zverev, with his father heading up his coaching team.
Zverev also has brother Mischa in his team from time to time and the pair have recently played doubles together.
Zverev has also worked with Ivan Lendl and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas – Apostolos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas and his father Apostolos haven’t always seen eye to eye, and he benched his dad as coach earlier in 2023.
However, after a short time, Tsitsipas announced that his father would return to his coaching box.
Tsitsipas worked with Mark Philippoussis in two short stints but has reverted back to having his father head up his coaching team.
5 Andrey Rublev – Fernando Vicente and Alberto Martin
Andrey Rublev has a two-man coaching team with Spanish trainer Alberto Martin playing a fundamental role in achieving the goal of helping him find emotional balance.
Fernando Vicente has been Rublev’s main coach since 2016 and has overseen a period of great growth for the player.
Rublev has sought to shed his meltdowns and become a big match player with the help of Martin.
4 Jannik Sinner – Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill
Jannik Sinner also has one main coach, and another focused on the mental game and his state of mind.
Sinner entrusts his day-to-day training to Vagnozzi, while Cahill performs the secondary but significant role.
Increasingly, top players are splitting the head coach role.
3 Daniil Medvedev – Gilles Cervara
Daniil Medvedev is moving into his seventh year working with French coach Gilles Cervara.
Cervara is a straight shooter who has avoided blowing smoke up his protege’s backside and has helped him become one of the most consistent players in the game.
Medvedev’s technical improvements have been a testament to the work of Cervara.
2 Carlos Alcaraz – Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero moved on from coaching Zverev to taking charge of a young Carlos Alcaraz and was happy to mentor the young man he had already known for some time.
Ferrero understands his role in Alcaraz’s team perfectly, and he has done his bit to propel his compatriot to the top of the game.
Ferrero has been coaching 20-year-old Alcaraz since 2019.
1 Novak Djokovic – Goran Ivanisevic
Former Wimbledon champions Goran Ivanisevic has been coaching Novak Djokovic since 2019.
The two are known for their demonstrative relationship, which to some has come across as fractious.
Ivanisevic seems to do enough for the Croatian to be retained in an evolving technical team, but it remains to be seen if he coaches Djokovic through to his retirement.
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