Coach highest number Shutter enjoy of the progress which his pupil Kiki Bertens is going through. The former tennis player considers that the Dutch deals well with the pressure that comes with her new status as the favourite at Roland Garros.
Bertens started the Grand Slam tournament in Paris Monday on the right. The number four of the world won in straight sets by Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier (6-3, 6-4), and left as well with the pressure.
“It is also not easy to be in four weeks time in the media to go ‘look or them this season, however, her gravelpunten can defend’ to ‘titelkandidate number one’,” said Shutter. “It is for us to switch, just like that, they suddenly international press conferences.”
The new status was also noticeable at the last training on Sunday. “It was nice to be here training, but on the other hand, there are also suddenly 150 to 200 people to watch. Last year there were not very many foreigners who thought: I go and take an hour to Kiki Bertens look. So if I harder, I must be on my words to pay attention to. Before you know it, you have a relletje.”
Shutter also need to get used to the new situation. “I now begin almost to understand why players sometimes for a decided to choose training. For us it is also new that we have to weigh whether it is better to be on the park of the matches to train or relax on a secluded park.”
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Although Noc can find that Match in well with her new status to deal with, emphasizes the coach, however, that the switch is easier said than done. According to the former number 46 of the world are some of the situations, it is not as easy as one would think.
“Some people say: you should have a convert button. But it is a matter of very subtly turning a button”, says the former tennis player. “But yes, Kiki is the number four of the world, she deserves so much money. Then hear situations there. It is spicy, but we must not too pathetic.”
Shutter is optimistic about the rest of the tournament. “Kiki continues to surprise”, he said satisfied. “Who had this thought? Who said this four or five years ago? Absolutely no one. It was always this or that with Kiki.”
The 27-year-old Dutch plays in the second round against the Slovak Galizio Kuzmová, the global number 46. That party is Wednesday played.
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