In what some as a suprised to many, mens world number 3 David Ferrer has split with his long term coach Javier Piles after 15 years working together. In an interview with sport360.com, a sports site based in Dubai where Ferrer is taking part in next weeks Mubadala tennis exhibition. He is quoted as saying :-
“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 okay, we didn’t have any personal problems. We worked together for many years and we decided to end the coaching relationship.”
Next to coach Ferrer will be Jose Altur. A former Spanish player who achieved a ATP ranking high of 88 in 1990. During his career he won four challenger titles and a future. In the past Altur has work with former world 44 Alex Calatrava, An official statement will be released tomorrow at some point.