Milos Raonic reveals Ljubicic as coach, replacing Blanco

Milos Raonic waits for a serve during a men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament in...

Milos Raonic waits for a serve during a men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament in May. (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:27 AM ET

Canada's top male tennis player has hired former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic as his coach.

Milos Raonic, ranked 16th in the ATP, started working with Ljubicic at the French Open in Paris late last month. He parted ways with his former coach, Spaniard Galo Blanco, at the beginning of May.

"Being coached by Ivan will really offer a new dimension to my game," Raonic said in a statement released by Tennis Canada. "He brings such a vast knowledge of the game and his recent experience on tour is a major plus for my development. We both come from aggressive styles of play so he can definitely understand the mentality I have on court and areas where I can improve.

"I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can from him and to continue to grow my game in the best way possible."

Ljubicic retired in 2012 with a career-best ranking of third in the world. He won 10 titles during a 14-year career and teamed up with Mario Ancic to snag a bronze medal in men's doubles at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

"Working with Milos will be a great challenge," Ljubicic said. "He already has great weapons and I am looking forward to helping him develop his game even further this season. Since I retired I have never been too far from the Tour and I think that my familiarity with the Tour can be of help to Milos."


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