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'Less is more', says Tsitsipas after splitting with coach Philippoussis

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Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday said his split with coach Mark Philippoussis ahead of the French Open was motivated by a desire to simplify the feedback he was receiving from his box.Former Australian tennis player Philippoussis, who joined Tsitsipas's coaching team last season and helped guide the world number five to the Australian Open final in January, confirmed the split on Instagram earlier this week.Tsitsipas's main coach is his father Apostolos."It's never easy having two coaches on the court.

I know they are there to help and give the best they can, and provide for me," Tsitsipas told reporters ahead of his first-round match against Jiri Vesely."But sometimes it can get quite kind of hectic having two coaches share opinions.

I'm at a phase of my career in life where I need one coach that can provide all the information, all the analysis, all of the things that I'm looking for to improve my game.

Less is more, in my opinion."... it is very important to stick with few people, in my opinion, and make that work, because when you have a lot of people around you, it can get very draining for your mental energy, too."Tsitsipas added that his split with former Wimbledon and U.S.

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