Breakout 2014 star Nick Kyrgios will go into Wimbledon without a coach, the 20-year-old announced yesterday on his website.
“I wanted to let you know that Todd Larkham and I have mutually agreed to end our professional relationship,” Kyrgios said. “It’s never an easy decision to end a coaching relationship and to do so prior to the start of a Grand Slam is even more difficult. But I feel that this is the right decision for me at this time. I will work closely with my team and Tennis Australia through Wimbledon and we will regroup after the tournament in order to figure out the best plan for the future.”
Kyrgios had been with Larkham since he was 10. This grass season the young Australian admitted he needed a break from the sport.
Ranked No. 25, Kyrgios made the quarterfinal last year at Wimbledon, stunning Rafael Nadal, so the timing is suspect. This year at Wimbledon he will receive help from the Tennis Australia coaches.
Australians Tony Roche, Darren Cahill are just a few of the names that could be potential coaches for a player who is on a Top 10 trajectory.
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