The ATP has decided: Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini can also rejoice

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“Coaching from off the field will be tested for the second half of the season.”

Historical turn in its own way on the ATP circuit. Immediately after Wimbledon in fact–from July 11 onward, to be precise–off-court coaching will be allowed, at least partially. The dialogue between coach and player, which to date is still liable to warning (with possible further penalties if repeated) for the tennis player, will be partially allowed.

It was the ATP itself, in an official statement, that defined that “Off-court coaching will be tested for the second half of the season. The test will allow coaching, carried out from the coaches’ designated positions during qualifying and main draw matches of ATP Tour events, starting July 11, 2022.”

Specifically, the following conditions must be met:

Coaches must sit in the designated seats for tournament coaches
Coaching (verbal and nonverbal) is allowed only if it does not interrupt play or create a hindrance to the opponent
Verbal coaching is allowed only when the player is at the same end of the court
Non-verbal coaching (hand signals) is allowed at any time
Verbal coaching may consist of a few words and/or short sentences (no conversations allowed)
Coaches may not talk to their player when the player leaves the field for any reason
Penalties and fines will continue to apply for abuse or misuse of the above coaching conditions.

Therefore, Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini will also benefit from this innovation, as they will be able to take advantage of the advice and verbal support of Simone Vagnozzi and Vincenzo Santopadre at any time during their matches.

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