Simona Halep’s former coach says ‘no chance’ the two-time grand slam champion knowingly took banned substance into Wimbledon final
Emmanuel Rojas, who coached Simona Halep between 2006 and 2010, says she “won’t be able to do it” for the second time as a pro because of her previous doping history
Simona Halep’s current coach told AFP he has “no chance” of her making it through the Wimbledon final this year
Two-time grand slam champion and former coach Emanuel Rojas said earlier this month there is “no chance” Halep will be able to complete her comeback this year.
Rojas, who led Halep to two sets of grand slam titles, told AFP this month there is “no chance” she would be able to complete her comeback.
Both Halpern and Halep were banned for the first time on May 19 as part of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s ongoing investigation into possible performance-enhancing drugs.
Rojas, who coached Halep between 2006 and 2010, said last week he had “no choice” but to give up his role as her coach.
“In my view, it is not possible for Simona Halep to do it,” he told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
“I don’t know if there are any problems with the drug, but there are so many problems with the human mind.
“There is only one problem with sport and that is that it is a business.
“How can you make money out of these things? But if my professional life is over, do not say I had problems with it.”
Rojas, in his new role as tennis coach for the Indian Wells Masters, told AFP he had “no choice” but to hand over his coaching duties to former player and coach Alex Bogomolov.
Bogomolov, who is now part of the ATP coaching development program, joined the Spanish coaching staff in May after losing out to Rojas on a job offer.
“It is a personal decision, but I have only one job, to try to help Simona live the best she