Madrid - Former world number one Carlos Moya is joining
Rafael Nadal's coaching team alongside the 14-time Grand Slam champion's
long-time coach, his uncle Toni Nadal.
Moya recently ended his coaching ties with Milos Raonic
despite helping the Canadian rise to a career-high world number three by the end
of the season.
"I am very excited to announce that Carlos Moya will
join my team immediately and working together with Toni and Francis Roig,"
said Nadal in a statement on Saturday.
"To have someone like Carlos, who is not only a friend
but also a very important person in my career, is something special."
Moya will also coach at Nadal's recently inaugurated tennis
academy in Mallorca.
"I am sure that together with Toni, Francis and the
rest of the team we have a great common project," said Moya.
"Rafa is a special player and above all a great person
and friend on which I have a lot of trust and confidence that will be able to
continue winning important titles."
Nadal hasn't won a Grand Slam since the 2014 French Open
after suffering another injury-hit campaign last season, which saw him slip to
ninth in the rankings.
The Spaniard will begin his new season at a six-man event in
Abu Dhabi from December 29 to 31.