Boris. :facepalm: Seems like the kind of thing every coach/player does pretty much but Boris is stupid enough to talk about it just before Wimbledon....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/novak-djokovic-centre-cheat-row-5960496Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has walked into a cheating row on the eve of the SW19 tournament. As the Serb prepares to do battle for a third men’s singles title, his coach Boris Becker has revealed the pair use special signals during matches.
Becker’s admission pushes to the limit tennis rules about on-court coaching. The tennis legend, who coached the World No.1 to a second Wimbledon championship last year, was asked on Radio 5 Live about Djokovic talking to the players’ box during a match. Becker replied: “I think there is a bond, a relationship, an understanding of the player and coach.
“Obviously I’ve got my job and it’s a very intimate relationship because it’s one on one. “There are moments when he looks up and he needs assurance that what he is doing is right. “And then we have our ways about it to tell him it’s good or tell him it’s bad. And then it’s up to him to change it.”
According to ATP and ITF rules, on-court coaching is not allowed during matches. The ITF rule states: “Players shall not receive coaching during a match (including the warm-up). Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching.”
Djokovic has a bit of previous. In 2011, at the Australian Open, he was fined $1,500 for on-court coaching – and he also received a $2,000 fine two years later for the same offence. Two years ago, Stanislas Wawrinka targeted Toni Nadal for illegally coaching his nephew Rafa during a match – with “Uncle Toni” later admitting he had talked to the Spanish star during contests. Chair umpires are expected to enforce the rule. Players who contravene it can expect at first a warning, then the docking of penalty points – and finally the possibility of disqualification.