The new year is not even a day old that we already have news of importance in the tennis world: Carlos Moyà is Milos Raonic’s new coach.

The Canadian, who will face Rafael Nadal on Saturday in the Abu Dhabi exhibition final, made the announcement on his Instagram account:

“I’d like to announce the Carlos Moya will be joining the team in Melbourne. As a great champion, competitor and person I think he will be a great mentor/coach to me in achieving my dreams and complementing/joining the team.”

– Milos Raonic

Raonic, who is currently ranked 14th in the world’s rankings, had split with Ivan Ljubicic (who has since been hired to coach his friend Roger Federer) shortly after the end of the season, and was looking for someone to work alongside Riccardo Piatti.

Moyà, former World number one and ex-Davis Cup captain for Spain, is not the Canadian’s first Spanish coach, as the 25-year-old also worked with Galo Blanco for a few years when he started on the ATP Tour.

(Photo: IPTL)