Magnus Norman to no longer work as Stan Wawrinka’s coach

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | 0

In a surprising decision, Magnus Norman has decided to end coaching ties with Stan Wawrinka citing personal reasons.

Norman signed up with Wawrinka back in 2013 and has overseen the Swiss win three Grand Slam titles and a Masters event.

In a statement, Norman said: “After much thought I have decided to dedicate my future to my family.

“With two young kids at home, now is the right time for me to be with them. I could not have had a better player to work with and this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make.

“I’m really honoured to have worked with Stan, who is a great tennis player, but more importantly a fantastic person. I want to thank the whole team behind Stan for all the work over the past four years. It’s been a teamwork and a privilege from the first day.”

Wawrinka, who has been out of action since Wimbledon due to issues with his knee, thanked Norman before revealing he will ponder over new a coach soon.

“I would like to thank Magnus for the amazing four years we had together,” Wawrinka, 32, said.

“I will always be grateful for the work and the time he spent on me to make me improve and become a three-time Grand Slam Champion. He was not only part of my team but also part of the family.

“For now, I’m focusing on my rehabilitation and I will take time to decide with my team the necessary next steps.”

Norman, 41, is a former world No. 2, and previously coached Sweden’s Robin Soderling before joining forces with Wawrinka.

 

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