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Milos Raonic parts way with coach Moya despite record year

ANI  |  Johannesburg [South Africa] 

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has announced that he and his coach Carlos Moya have mutually agreed to end their partnership after just 11 months.

Raonic's decision came despite the impressive season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at career-high third rank in the world behind Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

The 25-year-old, who joined forces with Moya in January before adding John McEnroe briefly to his coaching set-up in the summer, thanked the former French Open champion for helping him throughout the year and getting the best out of him, reports Sport24.

"Thank you to Carlos Moya for helping me tremendously this year, alongside my team, to get the best out of me," Raonic wrote on Twitter.

"Under Carlos' direction and tutelage I have played my best yet to date. We will no longer be continuing our coaching relationship but remain close friends. I wish him all the best," he further said.

While Raonic was runner-up to top-ranked Murray at Wimbledon in July, he also made it to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour finals in London.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 17:05 IST