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Our relationship was always good. That makes me proud

Indian Wells 2015 Belinda Bencic the Teenage Star, in February 2016, the number 7 in the world. By the end of 2017, they left their familiar environment, went their own ways, moving more often, the Coach, was injured, fell back to rank 318. Since October 2018, it will be accompanied again by her father, Ivan, a former hockey player. In Indian Wells, where she lost to twelve Wins, it was the Eastern Switzerland has long been ready for a Interview.

what is the difference between major tournament victories to her daughter, 2015 in Toronto and 2019 in Dubai?
In Toronto was Belinda 18, she was still carefree. You simply played and listened to even more of what we to your specifications. Now she is 22, an adult, has their own ideas, and that is a good thing. And now it also fits in the Team. She is healthy, fit, and Tennis came back. The Whole results of these successes.

Why did you?
The came step for step. She realized that Vlado Platenik as a Coach simply does not fit her. He didn't mind her Tennis. In Wimbledon, it still went well, since the initial euphoria was, but after that you are not feeling well, because he went down on her Tennis. The Englishman Iain Hughes had just let her do it, not purely talked big in the technology. The detected Belinda and asked me if I would start with her again.

What is the Situation you found her? Had to change a lot?
no, I realized that she was a fit and motivated. I didn't have to with the crowbar and ran. Go straight to the heart slowly. I tried to stuff to bring, which she had learned from an early with Melanie Molitor, Martina Hingis’ mother. It was a slow process. But in Luxembourg it was enough, that she in her Tennis came in, well felt and well-played.

that would be even! I'm her father and Coach, but more a father than a Coach,"Ivan Bencic

Melanie Molitor, nor is it a factor?
at The Moment... (hesitates) I don't want to discuss here.

How has the Situation changed between you and Belinda? She is the boss and your employee?
employee that would be! I'm not done with her. I'm her father and Coach and help her, but not as an employee. And I'm more of a father than a Coach.

you Separate these two things clearly?
no, not Yes. If you are in tournaments, there is always Tennis in the focus. In the training phase. And otherwise, I'll leave you alone. She has her adult private life.

you are currently third on the way, along with her friend and fitness trainer Martin Hromkovic. A good Situation?
at The Moment, this is a good Situation, therefore the results are accordingly. She feels comfortable with us, and, above all, we are two, they are not really honest with her.

there Are people that dishonest?
Maybe I have said this in an exaggerated way. But there are a lot of people on the Tour, the employees, today and tomorrow, those training. This is not so. Us Belinda. According to our use, and, accordingly, to be honest we can be with her. She appreciates that too, because that brings you more.

victory was almost scary. The expectations could rise immeasurably.

Yes, but now you, what could you know. Now she is back in the Top 20, but we are working on, step by step. Belinda has experience as a Top-10 player, on and off the pitch. From this you must draw the correct conclusions, when it comes again in this Situation. And maybe that will help you stay calm to deal with it.

Martin Hromkovic is for Belinda obviously a stroke of luck?
He was, until recently, football players and a team sport athlete, like me. We speak the same language, have a similar sense of Humor. He is a lot younger, but through the Sport, he also has his experience. He has the fitness trainers and physiotherapists to educate, not to put the hands in the pants bag, but gives you energy. And he is a similar type as I, one who approaches something energetically to the things. Apparently this is good for Belinda. She is happy and fit.

she looks fitter than ever.
is It compare difficult. 15, 16 not so woman is, in favour of more flexible and less prone to injury. Now you need to maintain the body even more, and that makes you good.

What can you expect from her after the brilliant Start? In the annual ranking it is the number 3.
We have no great expectations. We have said a few years ago: The goal is to complete the next Training well and win the next game.

How has your relationship with Belinda over the years? You had to let go of.
As a parent, you live and learn. But we had a good family relationship. Also as you said, you wanted to go your own way, we had a good relationship. The fact that we are now in the Tennis trust, shows that we had privately always have a good relationship. That makes me proud and happy.

So there was never a family rift?
decided As Belinda two years ago, they wanted to go their own ways, said we, as the parents: Okay, we support it, if you want to. Now she trusts me tennis moderately again, and this is the result. You will feel good again on the court.

helped Roger Federer, with his tips at the Hopman Cup?
Roger is just Roger, a open, friendly Person for all, also an Inspiration for all, not only for Belinda. And Belinda had by your achievements and the fact that she is Swiss, the happiness that you play with such a legend at the Hopman Cup and even managed to win It would be stupid, if you would learn from such a legend is not for certain things.

What can Belinda be even better?
their Strengths come in more on faster surfaces than in Indian Wells. But she has improved a lot, little things. The serve, the Return, the first two balls after impact, and their positioning. And you also become mentally stronger, calmer. That helps a lot. But we have to remain, despite the successes on the ground. (

Created: 16.03.2019, 23:28 PM

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