|Posted on December 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM|
Dani Vallverdu had worked with Andy Murray for the past five years before the pair mutually ended their working arrangement in November
PLAYER NEWS 2014
BERDYCH ANNOUNCES NEW COACHING TEAM FOR 2015
by ATP Staff | 16.12.2014
World No. 7 Tomas Berdych announced on Tuesday that he will be coached by Dani Vallverdu and Azuz Simcich in 2015.
Writing on his Twitter account (@tomasberdych), the Czech said: Dear fans my new coach for 2015 will be Danny Vallverdu and Azuz Simcich.Thank you to Tomas Krupa and David Vydra for great time together! 2:31 PM - 16 Dec 2014.
Vallverdu had worked with Andy Murray for the past five years before the pair mutually ended their working arrangement last month.
The 29-year-old Berdych compiled a 55-22 match record in 2014, finishing in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings for the fifth straight year.
The Czech won two ATP World Tour titles in Rotterdam (d. Cilic) and Stockholm (d. Dimitrov) and went 1-2 in round robin play on his fifth successive appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Dani Vallverdu was also part of the coaching team as Murray went on to win Wimbledon in 2013 becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men's title.
With Lendl reluctant to commit to a full-time coaching role again, his former coaching partner Vallverdu is seen as the next best option."You guys don’t understand how much I relied on Dani," Lendl said of his successful coaching spell working with Vallverdu for Murray."
Announcement on Twitter Tuesday, December 16, 2014