Riccardo Piatti splits with Milos Raonic: 'New adventures and challenges'

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Riccardo Piatti splits with Milos Raonic: 'New adventures and challenges'

The cooperation between Milos Raonic and Riccardo Piatti has ended. It was the Italian coach himself to announce the news through his official Twitter account. 'After 4 years together my working relationship with Milos is coming to an end.

It’s been an amazing ride, but it’s time for me to embrace new adventures and new challenges. I’ll always treasure the time spent with Milos and I’ll always remember the milestones we marked together.

In addition to thanking him and his family for their continuous support, I'd like to wish Milos the greatest success in his career, which he so well deserves', Piatti wrote. Under his guide, Raonic achieved his best result at Wimbledon 2016 reaching the final, where he lost to Andy Murray, but also 2016 Australian Open semis.

In the same year, he reached ATP Finals semis and achieved a career-high ranking at No. 3. This year Raonic was influenced by adductor, calf and wrist injuries. He will work with his new coach Javier Piles and probably the former World No.

1 doubles player Mark Knowles. In the last four years, Raonic split also with Galo Blanco, Ivan Ljubicic, Richard Krajicek and John McEnroe that helped him in the 2016 grass-court season. The Canadian, who dropped to the 24th place in the Rankings, will start the new season in the Abu Dhabi exhibition and then Brisbane event.

Piatti's new challenge is his new Academy, "Piatti Tennis Center", opened a few months ago in Bordighera, Italy.

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