Melbourne - Australian Nick Kyrgios has split with a second coach in a year
after deciding to part ways with Todd Larkham just days before the start of
One of the game's brightest youngest prospects, the 20-year-old wrote on his
website that the decision was mutual and the pair would remain friends.
Larkham worked with Kyrgios in his junior days and was in a second stint
with the Australian after he parted ways with former coach Simon Rea after
Wimbledon last year.
"It's never an easy decision to end a coaching relationship and to do
so prior to the start of a grand slam is even more difficult," said
Kyrgios, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon last year and at his home grand slam
"But I feel that this is the right decision for me at this time. I will
work closely with my team and Tennis Australia through Wimbledon and we will
regroup after the tournament in order to figure out the best plan for the
The rangy world number 29 has had a mixed season since his run to the
quarters at Melbourne Park, making his first ATP final at Estoril but also
being troubled by an elbow problem.
Kyrgios withdrew from a tournament in Stuttgart earlier this month due to
the elbow and pulled out of the Nottingham warm-up for Wimbledon citing
Wimbledon starts on Monday.