Milos Raonic Explains The Hiring Of New Coach Carlos Moya
by Tom Gainey | January 19th, 2016, 8:59 am
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Among the many off season coaching moves, one interesting one was Milos Raonic tapping Carlos Moya as his new coach following the split with Ivan Ljubicic. The two joined this week at the Australian Open where in their debut Raonic won comfortably over Lucas Pouille.

After the match Raonic answered why he chose the former Australian Open finalist who has never really coached anyone before:

Q. Why did you choose Carlos Moya as a coach? What do you want to learn from him?
MILOS RAONIC: I think he can help me in being more efficient with my game, using my game better, especially throughout certain situations. I think he can also give me a lot of insight, on and off the court, especially around two-week tournaments, how I can be more efficient sometimes.

I have an inability to sort of after matches are over to sort of switch off and relax completely. I think he can bring that calm to me. With the vast knowledge that he has, and he has great sort of sense of how to approach, how to talk to people, I think he can help me in those kind of different situations.

Q. When you decide to hire Moya, suddenly it comes?
MILOS RAONIC: No. Well, the discussion was there for sort of most of December. What was I going to do? What’s next?

When the split happened with Ivan, the whole approach was there is no rush. Ricardo told me he was ready to take on more weeks if he needs to, and until the right choice and the choice that felt the most right was made.

So there was no rush. I got to know Carlos a little bit through IPTL. We spent some time there discussing what he sees in my tennis and how he sees it should be applied and make the steps forward that I want to make.

And then it was decided and sort of put together just before the new year. I think I announced it maybe a day after the new year or two days after. That’s sort of when we came to the understanding for the number of weeks and which role for him to play.


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9 Comments for Milos Raonic Explains The Hiring Of New Coach Carlos Moya

Roger Nadal Says:

He chose him because he has great hair.


Wog Boy Says:

If you read this:
…….
Q. When you decide to hire Moya, suddenly it comes?
MILOS RAONIC: No. Well, the discussion was there for sort of most of December. What was I going to do? What’s next?

When the split happened with Ivan, the whole approach was there is no rush. Ricardo told me he was ready to take on more weeks if he needs to, and until the right choice and the choice that felt the most right was made.
…..
It is obvious that Ivan left him with almost no notice, not really the sign of professionalism and loyality, the question is why?
Now go back and read what Roger said how and when he decided to hire Ivan and the answer is clear, there is always an offer that one can’t refuse, but still..
Respect Riccardo Piatti for being ready to sacrifice more of his time to feel the gap with sudden Ivan’s departure, obviously sudden for Milos team but not so sudden for Roger team and Ivan.
Milos, you should never trust Ivan Ljubicic, same applies to Nole.


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ to fill the gap


Chrisford1 Says:

Wog Boy, how exactly has Djokovic burned Raonic, or how you think he is planning to??

Far as I gather, Djokovic has been doing right by his hitting partners and befriending many. Not lulling them into a loss caution then hookwinking or manipulating them.

A lot of them say their game is a lot better for spending some time over year, or several years practicing with Nole. Now if on the other hand, a concern about Nole leading him into a scam, like investing 25% of costs to launch a donkey cheese flavored “extra healthy!” bon bon – can’t see the concern with that.


Wog Boy Says:

CF1,
I was referring that neither Milos nor Nole should have never trust Ljubicic, I see why you got impression that I said Nole burned Milos, because of the the way I put sentence together, no?


Wog Boy Says:

Submitted befor I finished, no, I didn’t suggest Nole burned Milos, but Ivan burned them, well sort of.


Skeezer Says:

Biggest story lately in Tennis is not AO, Djoker or Nadal. It’s match fixing. Wow. Just wow.


Humble Rafa Says:

In a featured match, Dummer is playing Coffin.


Skeezer Says:

^ok c’mon now you’re just butthurt you’re out. Calm down and go fishing.

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