So apparently Thomaz Bellucci has been involved in some drama with his tennis federation in recent weeks and months. Seems like it has all come to a hea dover the last few weeks;
“Actually there’s a lot going on with him (Bellucci) here in Brazilian tennis scenario. He gave a polemic interview last week saying that the country has no good coaches except for Larri Passos and João Zwetsch, also that former players don’t do anything for the national tennis to grow. Then he fires his coach Zwetsch in the following days and receives some harsh answers from important people of Brazilian tennis.
It was made a really big deal of it, now he has to handle it. Carlos Alberto Kirmayr, former player, coach of Gabriela Sabatini when she was numer 1 in the world and now working with women’s tennis said he was an “irresponsible child” and that he should start practicing volleys instead of giving press conferences.”
And that, my friends, is what you call the shit hitting the fan. I guess if he isn’t getting any support in his home country then it would be best to look abroad for coaching. He recently joined the Adidas team so maybe he could look into joining the Adidas Development Program or something. He’s such a talented player, so lets hope that these problems don’t spill over into 2011.