Mouratoglou was surely enjoying the view behind his sunglasses, although he could not confirm that on Tuesday because he has agreed at Williams request not to speak publicly about her during this tournament. He did not mince words in Paris, criticizing her decision to play doubles as well as singles because it left her vulnerable to injury and complaining that she had left him out of the loop.
Mouratoglou declined to explain the particulars.
“I made that commitment to not speak,” he said after Tuesday’s victory. “For her to win Wimbledon is much more important than my freedom of expression.”
For those who know Mouratoglou, that is quite a change, but he is already on the record about who will win this year’s Wimbledon title.
Two more victories, and Williams will prove him right.