Patrick Mouratoglou the enigma

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
I went to his tennis academy in Plaisir (just outside of Paris) when I was 14. The first thing they did when I arrive was shove his autobiography into my hands and then charge me for it. It's all about the name he has made for himself, he did absolutely no coaching at the academy.
You are recounting your first-hand witness experience. You are a truth-teller.
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
Is this real or was it just tabloid rumor BS? I always assumed the latter.
Come on. Haven't you ever seen the pics of them on romantic strolls etc?

They were obviously an item and it gave her some stability at a time when she desperately needed some.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
https://wikibioage.com/patrick-mouratoglou

I do think he play tennis before starting his tennis academy in France. At one point he wanted to be good at it but his parents refuse further resources on developing his high school game. At 26, he decided to open his tennis academy.

https://tennisworldlive.com/tennis-news/26466/patrick-mouratoglou-the-story-of-the-man-behind-the-academy/

Patrick Mouratoglou could maybe on TV against Sampas, Agassi, Becker, Courier, Edberg, etc... if his parent let him do further tennis development? Probably not! I personal think he is overrated.
 
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Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
I like how he admitted to coaching in the stands and I like how he just came out and said that the record is very important to Serena. Two things she probably didn’t want him to say. Serena picked him because she saw that he wouldn’t take her crap.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
I like how he admitted to coaching in the stands
So Patrick is calling Serena a liar.

"Coaching?! How dare you accuse me of receiving coaching?! That's not who I am. I don't cheat. I have a daughter!! You will never work at the U.S Open again".
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
None of us really know anything about the quality of his coaching, but if top players like Tsitsipas and Serena trust him to coach them, I wouldn’t cast a lot of doubts about his coaching ability. Coaches get too much credit when their players win in all sports and they get too much blame when their teams and players lose. The great champions make coaches look good in many sports more than it is the other way around. Players like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Serena, Osaka etc. are born with a champion mindset and do well whoever their coaches are.
 

beltsman

Legend
I would agree. I like Venus' side eye here. She is a wise one.
I've seen this clip/vid so many times but never noticed the Venus side eye! I would love to get a private conversation with Venus to hear what she really thinks about Serena in these recent years and her relationships...
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
I do think he play tennis before starting his tennis academy in France. At one point he wanted to be good at it but his parents refuse further resources on developing his high school game. At 26, he decided to open his tennis academy.
https://tennisworldlive.com/tennis-news/26466/patrick-mouratoglou-the-story-of-the-man-behind-the-academy/
The guy is a Daddy's boy: never was a pro, never was even good at tennis (being spotted at 11 as a good junior is a joke).

On the link you provided, he basically admits he owes his coaching career to Bob Brett ( he plagiarized him) which he hired to run his academy.

The Serena romantic affair is probably a publicity stunt destined to promote himself.
(PS: who would want to use Serena, of all people, as a romantic selling point? Guy is a weirdo)

The few players who got good results are being selected against those who never improved: by cherry picking, one can probably produce the same results with any coach.

So, without the media hooplaa and his daddy's money, the guy would certainly be a nobody.

Tony Nadal is probably even worse than him, if that's possible.
 
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Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
None of us really know anything about the quality of his coaching, but if top players like Tsitsipas and Serena trust him to coach them, I wouldn’t cast a lot of doubts about his coaching ability. Coaches get too much credit when their players win in all sports and they get too much blame when their teams and players lose. The great champions make coaches look good in many sports more than it is the other way around. Players like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Serena, Osaka etc. are born with a champion mindset and do well whoever their coaches are.
I agree with you until that last sentence. What most fans don't understand is that coaching is opaque to them and they don't have a way of knowing the effect that it has on players. That effect is not directly reflected on results. Dismissing the opaque as non-important is a cognitive bias that is hard to shake for everyone.
 

ichaseballs

Rookie
Seems Patrick Mouratoglou is everywhere these days. Opening a 2nd location in Greece.
Impressive list of players, including young stars like CoCo Gauff, Tsitsipas, and Popyrin.

I saw his episode on Netflix and it was interesting. It is worth a watch for any tennis fan.
IMO I don't think the guy is any more "fake" than any other high performance coach.
Tennis like many individual sports has a unique relationship between player and coach.
At every high level of sports, it's more important being mentally strong, and having good discipline about diet/conditioning.
 
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