Ten-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has admitted to taking advantage of the most controversial new rule at this year’s grand slam.
2023 saw the introduction of in-match coaching for the very first time, after the US Open led the charge last year.
Tennis has long been locked in a debate over the merits of legalising the practice, which many coaches say is already happening under the table regardless.
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In the aftermath of his victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic was asked about the intense conversations between himself and coach Goran Ivanisevic, and said it was “just a normal chatter that we would normally have in the court where I was not comfortable and was looking for some help and some advices, some…