Surging Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios revealed that he has parted ways with coach Simon Rea two weeks after his remarkable run at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.
Kyrgios announced on his website Saturday that he was switching to two Australian coaches — Josh Eagle and Todd Larkham — to spend more time at his home in the Australian capital, Canberra.
The statement can be read below:
Josh Eagle will be overseeing my tennis as my coach both on the road and in Australia, with Todd Larkham running things from Canberra although I hope I can travel with them both at key events. My strength and conditioning will continue to be organised and delivered by AK (Aaron Kellett).
My desire to be at home more in Canberra, when I am not at tournaments has driven me to make the decision for change within my team. This decision is something I have made myself and was decided and conversed to everyone prior to the French Open and in light of my recent success it is obviously not a decision I have taken lightly.
My deepest thanks go to Simon Rea who has been nothing but a steady, calm and positive influence on me. My time with Simon was an incredibly special time for us both and I learned and achieved a lot thanks to Simon and I will be forever grateful for his input and drive to improve my game. We both knew going in to Wimbledon that it would be our last event working together and in some ways, to sign off with a quarter final appearance was a special reward and a fitting end. Not only is Simon a great coach but he is a great person and I wish him all the best in the next phase of his coaching career.
Kyrgios’s next tournament is the Roger’s Cup in Toronto, which takes place between the 2-10 August, 2014.