12 Jul 2014

Kyrgios confirms split with NZ coach

5:39 pm on 12 July 2014

Rising Australian tennis talent Nick Kyrgios has confirmed his split with New Zealand coach Simon Rea to spend more time at his Canberra home.

The 19-year-old, who took Wimbledon by storm by beating then-world number one Rafa Nadal on the way to the quarter-finals, had worked with Rea since winning the 2013 Australian Open junior singles title.

Governing body Tennis Australia will continue to have a heavy influence over the prodigy's development, with Davis Cup coach Josh Eagle and Canberra-based academy coach Todd Larkham taking over in a tandem arrangement.

Kyrgios, the world number 66 Kyrgios said in a statement that Rea is a great coach and a great person and he wishes him all the best in the next phase of his coaching career.