Coaches plan matches with a difference for Rafa and Serena
Academies mull staging and broadcasting training events so that fans can watch remotely
Paris — The coaches of Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, Patrick Mouratoglou, have announced plans to stage matches at their tennis academies. With top-level professional tennis shut down until at least July 13, both said they are examining the possibility of staging and broadcasting matches so fans could watch remotely.
While the Rafael Nadal academy, based on the Spanish island of Mallorca, said on its website that it was in talks with the ATP on how to proceed, Mouratoglou released a statement unveiling a planned “league” of 50 matches at his academy near Nice in the south of France and talking of “millions of US dollars in prize money”...