Angelique Berber has blown to attack for 2022. Germany s top tennis player wants with the big tournaments around the title, she announced a good week after her seasonal completion. When attacking another Grand Slam title, a valuable support is surprisingly no longer at your circle: Berber and her longtime coach Torn Belt go to the third time separate ways. This confirmed Berber itself on Monday.
I am very grateful for our shared time and for everything we have experienced and achieved as a team, said the 33-year-old in an interview with her sponsor Porsche. The player did not go to the exact circumstances of the separation, but at least a new does not seem to exist. Perhaps Belt is not replaced at all, at least Berber s wording suggests. After the journey from Torn from the team, that also means that I would like to take more responsibility, said the Killer, who won two of their three Grand Slam titles with the Belt known from youth times, and had climbed the world s rank s highest in 2016.
I have invested a lot of strength and energy
Belt (44) supervised Berber from 2004 to 2013, then again from 2014 to the end of 2017 and last from the end of July 2020. In her third joint phase, the Germans won the Reading tournament in Bad Homburg last June. In Wimbledon, where she had triumphed in 2018 under the Belgian WIM Lissette, Berber reached the semi-final, where she offered a hard fight for the later tournament wine Ashleigh Party. In the world ranking, in the past week, she also managed the meantime return to the top ten — which means increasingly little for them in the fall of their career: The main thing is that I am good games, with the heart, then everything else comes From alone. I want to mix with the big tournaments around the titles. That s my motivation.
Reset again: Angelique Berber and Torn Belt. Imago Images / Michael Weber
She could look back positively on the past season. I have invested a lot of strength and energy to come to where I am now, explained the 13-color tournament wine and did not succeed as long. Most of their counterparts knew that they have to play their best tennis to beat me. I worked hard in the last six months to bring me back this respect. I ll do everything that s the way it stays. And that without Torn Belt at your side.