Less hugs please, we are here to play tennis, says ‘annoyed’ Patrick Mouratoglou
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou is not a fan of hugging after a tennisi match, saying he is not impressed with people giving hugs after matches “in order to look nice”.
Hugging in tennis has become customary, especially after a long match where two opponents slugged it out for several hours.
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were more than happy to hug each other after their gripping four-set match in the French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.
Federer seemed to enjoy it, they are friends after all.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 5, 2019
As did Wawrinka.
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) June 4, 2019
But Mouratoglou is unimpressed writing on Twitter: “This brand new trend consisting in systematically taking your opponent in your arms once you have beaten him in order to look like a nice guy is very annoying to me. Our sport needs more authenticity.”
This brand new trend consisting in systematically taking your opponent in your arms once you have beaten him in order to look like a nice guy is very annoying to me.
Our sport needs more authenticity. #authenticityintennis #nomorefakeness
— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) June 5, 2019
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