Simona Halep could have a temporary coach at the Miami Open 2019
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, 2nd WTA, could have a coach at the Miami Open (March 18-31). Daniel Dobre (photo), who is part of the staff of the Romanian Tennis Federation, seems will be guiding the tennis player for a while. It will probably not be a long-term collaboration, the technician will help her during the transition period until she finds a “full-time” coach, digisport.ro reports.
The information was revealed by Florin Segărceanu, Romania’s Fed Cup team captain and the one who helped Simona during the Australian Open.
Present at Indian Wells, where she qualified to the last sixteen round (she will face Martketa Vondousova on Wednesday night), Simona Halep talked about needing a coach. Although she had previously said she needed some freedom, the world’s number two seems to have understood that at this level she cannot go on her own.
“I’m looking for a coach, but at the moment it’s nothing concrete. I have no names on the list. It’s a challenge, but it’s not easy, I have to admit. I will decide. I am sure that after this period, I will improve some aspects,” Simona Halep said.
In this context, Simona seems to have decided to call a man she knows well, for the time being. Daniel Dobre has trained her in the past, the last time in 2017. He knows her very well, knows how to temper her and what advice to give her, so that his presence next to Halep can only be beneficial. Most likely it will not be a long-term collaboration, but Simona Halep wants to prepare very well the clay season and the Fed Cup semi-final against France. Thus, help is needed and Daniel Dobre seems the right person to guide her until she finds a “full-time” coach.
As the collaboration is not fully sealed, Daniel Dobre has avoided confirming a hundred percent his departure to the United States, especially since Simona Halep has not yet made the announcement, digisport.ro informs.