The legends coach couldn’t stand it. Sharp reaction to the suspension of the former leader

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Simona Halep, Patrick Mouratoglou (fot. przeglad sportowy)

Patrick Mouratoglou, Simona Halep’s coach, stood by his player, who was disqualified for four years after an illegal substance was detected in her body. “I CANNOT believe that the Tribunal has reached that decision based on the evidence and arguments that I heard,” he wrote in his statement.

After a year of a temporary ban from playing in professional tournaments, Simona Halep finally received a verdict regarding a positive anti-doping test. Roxadustat was detected in her system. The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has banned her from professional tennis until 2026.

The news of such a long suspension infuriated Simona Halep’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. One of the most recognizable coaches in the tennis world reacted to the information with a strong statement.

Mouratoglou supports Halep and denies she ever doped. He is angry at the tribunal’s verdict.

“I CANNOT believe that the Tribunal has reached that decision based on the evidence and arguments that I heard,” he wrote in his statement.

Read the full statement below.

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