French No. 1 Richard Gasquet has revealed his latest coaching partnership for 2014. The World No. 9 told French daily sports newspaperL’Equipe, that he will be teaming up with two-time former Roland Garros champion Sergi Bruguera and Sebastien Grosjean starting in February.
“It’s not easy to find a coach. I had been thinking about four or five names but a few were already taken. I wanted to continue working with a foreigner.
Former World No. 3 Bruguera compiled a 14-21 record in tour-level finals, which included title runs at 1993-1994 Roland Garros and the 1991, 1993 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
“I talked a lot with Sebastien and he told me that he knows Sergi Bruguera well. He has a lot of experience at a high level. He’s easy going and intelligent. I think it’s a good choice. He will be with me from February on.”
Gasquet had a fantastic 2013 season, where he won three ATP World Tour titles and reached the semi-finals of the US Open before losing to Rafael Nadal. He finished the year at No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.