Car­los Moya joins Rafal Nadal’s coach­ing team

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MADRID: Four­teen-times grand slam cham­pion Rafa Nadal has turned to fel­low Mal­lor­can Car­los Moya in an at­tempt to re­vi­talise his ca­reer, the 30-yearold Spa­niard said yes­ter­day. Moya, like Nadal a former world num­ber one, will join his team for the com­ing sea­son and work along­side his un­cle Toni Nadal and Fran­cis Roig. “To have some­one like Car­los who is not only a friend but also a very im­por­tant per­son in my ca­reer is some­thing spe­cial,” Nadal said in a state­ment. “He will be next to me on my prac­tice and com­pe­ti­tion.” Nadal, with­out a grand slam ti­tle since win­ning the French Open for a ninth time in 2014, has been plagued by in­juries and loss of form in the past two years. He has al­ways been fiercely loyal to un­cle Toni who has been his coach since be­fore he burst into the lime­light by win­ning the French Open as a teenager in 2005. How­ever, with his pow­ers ap­par­ently on the wane Nadal has moved to shake up his en­tourage, turn­ing to close friend Moya.—

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