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Roche Honoured With Tim Gullikson Career Coach Award

Aussie unanimously selected by ATP coaches

Tennis icon Tony Roche not only enjoyed immense success during his playing career, but also had a significant impact on the sport as a coach. His contributions as a coach have led to his peers selecting him as the first recipient of the Tim Gullikson Career Coach Award in the 2019 ATP Awards.

The 74-year-old Australian, who formerly coached the likes of Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Patrick Rafter and Ivan Lendl, has been unanimously chosen as the winner of this new award. The recipient exemplifies excellence, leadership, respect, and a true love for the sport of tennis and the art of coaching.

Named after the late Tim Gullikson, the award showcases someone who has inspired generations of young players and fellow coaches to grow the sport of tennis. It will be presented every two years.

Ivan Lendl reflects on the impact Tony Roche had on his game in this interview.

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