David Ferrer splits with coach Javier Piles after 15 years

World No3 David Ferrer splits with coach Javier Piles after 15 years of working together

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David Ferrer reached the French Open final this year Photo: Marianne Bevis

David Ferrer has split with coach Javier Piles after 15 years of working together, the world No3 has confirmed.

The 31-year-old Spaniard made the announcement at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which gets under way in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

We worked together for many years and we decided to end the coaching relationship

David Ferrer

“Tomorrow I will make a statement because I finished my relation with my coach Javier Piles three or four days ago,” Ferrer told www.sport360.com.

“I am sad because it was a very familial relationship and next year I will begin with Jose Altur along with my same team.

“I broke my relation with Javier, it was OK, we didn’t have any personal problems. We worked together for many years and we decided to end the coaching relationship.”

Ferrer reached his first Grand Slam final this year at the French Open, where he lost to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3.

The news comes after world No2 Novak Djokovic appointed Boris Becker as his new coach last week.

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