Tomas Berdych parts ways with Coach Goran Ivanisevic after the 2017 French Open exit Monday June 05,2017
Tomas Berdych on Monday June 05,2017 parted wayswith coach Goran Ivanisevic, the former Wimbledon champion, in an effort to rescue his faltering career.
Berdych, the Czech world number 14, only teamed up with Ivanisevic in August last year. However, a second round exit at the French Open prompted the 31-year-old to seek a new direction.
“Goran and I will not be working together anymore,” Berdych wrote on Facebook. “I enjoyed the ride and we will remain great friends.”
“Wish him all the best in the future and I am committed to go after my goals with current team,” said Berdych, who bowed out of Roland Garros after a straight sets loss to Russian youngster Karen Khachanov
Goran Ivanisevic previously coached fellow Croat Marin Cilic, a partnership which yielded the US Open title in 2014.
And Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon finalist, hired Ivanisevic in August 2016 with a view to a first-ever Grand Slam title.
He won the Shenzhen Open under Ivanisevic’s guidance in October, but soon slipped out of the top ten for the first time in more than six years