In a semi-surprising move, Milos Raonic has hired former No. 1 Carlos Moya as his new coach, the Canadian announced via social media earlier this week.
“A great way to start off the New Year. With a win,” Raonic posted on Instagram on Friday. “I’d also like to break some news to #TeamMilos. I’d like to announce the Carlos Moya will be joining the team in Melbourne. As a great champion, competitor and person I think he will be a great mentor/coach to me in achieving my dreams and complementing/joining the team.”
Raonic was previously with Ivan Ljubicic until the two split with the Croat moving on to Roger Federer. The 39-year-old Moya, though, has no real coaching pedigree but has been at the head of the Spanish Davis Cup team.
Moya is also somewhat familiar with the current players on the tour having retired from the game at the end of 2010.
When he played, Moya had a big forehand, solid backhand and moved well for his size. And for a Spaniard had a good serve.
After an injury-plauged 2015, the 25-year-old Raonic is hoping to get back on the track to the top.
“I am working hard to be at the level of these players. I know when I was playing well, I was ready to compete against all of these guys,” Raonic told the Gulf News. “I feel good now and I feel ready to compete. It’s great to be back in the final and I am going to try my best to win.”
The two will begin there new partnership in Melbourne. There are no further details if this is a trial or something much longer.
— Carlos Moya (@Charlymoya) January 2, 2016
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