Tennis Identity

Changeovers, behind the scenes

Sometimes during changeovers, players just sit there with a blank expression, while inside they’re mulling over what went right/wrong in the previous game/set. Then again, they might just pull out a good book, like Jim Courier once did.

Here’s an up close and personal look during a changeover at the Rogers in Toronto. Daria Gavrilova’s coach Nicole Pratt breaks down the match for her pupil (the WTA tour allows this). What she said worked- World #40 Gavrilova defeated Lucie Safarova 4-6 7-5 7-5.

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