Started when I was 12 in my country Argentina, because of Guillermo Vilas influence.
2/ How tennis has changed in last 10 years?
I would say in the last 23 years when Andre Agassi broke into scene, power tennis and hitting on the rise was the biggest change in our sport.
3/ Which WTA or ATP player’s improvement and progress impressed you the most in last two years and why?
Novak Djokovic improved fitness and match play mentality, also Viictoria Azarenka has improved the same things.
4/ How popular is tennis in your country?
very popular! Since 1974 when Guillermo Vilas came out as a tennis star.Now we have Juan Martin Del Potro and a lot of good players.
5/ Is tennis coach supposed to take role of mental coach or rather these two functions should be split?
Both roles, unless the player need a more professional advice from a PHD Sport Psychologist.
6/ What kind of mental abilities or skills are necessary for tennis coach nowadays?
The ability to motivate the player so well , and the ability to take some of the pressure off before the matches.
7/ Does coach should motivate tennis players or being impact on player’s motivation?
Help the player to discover his/her motivation is the key!
8/ What are three the most important compounds/factors/elements in working on relationship coach – player?
Being a role model, respect,trust and consistency day in day out.
9/ What type of attitude should be presented towards to the loss/defeat?
Calm and very composed, as a coach you should not show negative emotions! „Poker face”!
10/ How to workout about self-confidence on the court and not only?
Doing drills that challenges the player with fun and dynamics, also working on strengths and improving weaknesses.