I have to tell you that I am becoming slightly fed up with the way Mouratoglou seems to be either aggrandizing himself, or allowing himself to be aggrandized through Serena’s success. It’s as if there was never a pre-existing, loyal TEAM behind her before he entered the picture. From the way people carry on, you’d swear she hadn’t won a tournament until she hooked up with this French dude.
If it is his PR machine that is responsible for fueling his exposure as the man behind Serena, then I can’t help but become suspicious of his motives. Could Serena possibly be being exploited? After all, he has an academy to promote. And he has never been as famous – either as a tennis player or coach – as he is right now.
Which is why I threw caution to the wind and pointed out to my friends that before hooking up with Serena, Patrick had never taken any player to the top. His list of students include Marcos Baghdatis, Grigor Dimitrov, Aravane Rezai and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – all solid players with potential – but not a Slam between them.