Choosing Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach may be
fine for Andy Murray, but the idea of a woman coaching a man has gotten
a big thumbs down from Marinko Matosevic.
The 60th-ranked Australian who is building up
for Wimbledon at Queen's club said that he's got no interest in anything
of the sort in his life.
"Apparently there are a few guys in the top 100
who do have women's coaches, I think (Kazakh Mikhail) Kukushkin gets
coached by his wife, Denis (Istomin of Uzbekistan) by his mum.
She's done a great job with him."
Matosevic, however, is much more old school in
his tastes. "For me, I couldn't do it since I don't think that highly of
the women's game. But, Andy's mum coached him, and she did a great job
with him. We'll see what happens."
He added: "It's all equal rights these days.
Got to be politically correct. Someone's got to give it a go - won't be
Matosevic, nick-named Mad Dog, got past a
personal milestone in the French Open first round as he won his first
career grand slam match after a dozen defeats.