Top-ranked Japanese player Kei Nishikori (ranked No. 17), has added a well-known former player to his coaching team.
It’s Hall of Famer Michael Chang, now 41.
Said Nishikori on his Facebook page:
“Excited to announce an addition to the team. Michael Chang will join us in 2014. Dante (Bottini) will remain the full time coach. We have already spent the last 2 weeks working hard and are getting ready for 2014.”
The ATP reported Chang will be with Nishikori “around 20 weeks a year”.
It’s not the first time the 23-year-old has added a wise tennis voice to the mix.
Experienced (and successful) coach Brad Gilbert joined for the 2011 season, under agreement to be with Nishikori for 15 events.
(Photo of Nishikori, Bottini and Chang from Nishikori’s Facebook page)