Talon Grapes has immediately ended his collaboration with coach Ramon Sluiter. The second-tier player and coach in the Netherlands were not on the same page just before the start of the season.
“I had a lot of fun with Reiman,” the 26-year-old Greek track says on the podcast Tennis table. “We have worked together for almost two years and achieved great things. Now it is time for a new challenge.”
Schlueter coached the Greek track for nearly two years, playing in the top hundreds of the ATP rankings during that time. The number 96 in the world indicates that he and the coach do not always agree on the way they play.
According to Greekspoor, the decision didn’t just come from his side. “I think we both had it in mind. A week and a half ago, we had a good talk about next year and how we want to do it.”
“Unfortunately it took a little longer than planned. After a week of training, we decided to end it because there were many differences of opinion. We think very differently about some things.”
With Greece track currently gearing up for the start of the season, the timing of the break couldn’t be better. In addition to Schlueter, the Greek track also works with coach Dennis Schenk. He flew to train.
“It was planned that Ramon would come to Australia. That’s not the case anymore,” says Graebe. “We’re going to see how far tennis can take it and we’re going to see a new coach. It’s food for thought in the coming days. I don’t know myself yet.”
The new tennis season starts in January in Australia. The first Grand Slam tournament is traditionally the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.
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