Berdych adds Ivanisevic to coaching team


Tomas Berdych is relishing the prospect of linking up with Goran Ivanisevic after adding the 2001 Wimbledon champion to his coaching team.

Ivanisevic helped fellow Croatian Marin Cilic to a first major title in the shape of the 2014 US Open, before the pair split last month.

Now Berdych, whose best performance at a grand slam came as Wimbledon runner-up to Rafael Nadal in 2010, has announced he will be working with Ivanisevic, who won in famous fashion as a wild card at the All England Club after three unsuccessful final appearances in 1992, 1994 and 1998.

"Dear fans, I am delighted to announce a new addition to my team," Berdych posted on his Twitter account.

"Two months ago I started working with Luke Kutanjac and I feel that, since then, my game has been raising and my form has been going in the right direction.

"In order to further improve I have decided to add Goran Ivanisevic to the team already in Cincinnati.

"I feel that Goran, with his playing and coaching experience as well as with his energy, is a perfect addition to the team. Feeling excited about new challenges."