Novak Djokovic Let tennis players wear headsets to communicate with coaches

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I think, if you have a coach, why not try to use him during the match itself,” he said. “I mean, we’re probably one of the only, maybe only global sport that doesn’t use coaching during the play. “Even golf, individual sport, you have caddies that you communicate with throughout the entire course.” Azarenka and Watson Players should be allowed to wear headsets to help them communicate with their coaches, Novak Djokovic has suggested.The world number four said he believed allowing tennis players to have an “intimate conversation” with their coaches would be a “good move for the sport”.Speaking at Wimbledon, he said:  “This is kind of an  intimate conversation where you feel comfortable that you communicate wirelessly with your coach who is there. “Of course, when it’s within that time limit, respect towards the other player, the rhythm of the server.center_img But he added: “They’ve said that the TV audience  possibly could hear what you were speaking with  your player…[you] still have to be a bit careful.”His comments follow the debate over how much input coaching teams should have while games are in play after Victoria Azarenka was accused of receiving illegal coaching during her match against Brit Heather Watson.But Djokovic suggested headphones would offer a convenient way for players to discuss tactics.  Did Azarenka get tips from her coach as she played Watson?Credit:Lindsey Parnaby /Gettylast_img read more