Damir Dzumhur announces Ilija Bozoljac as his new coach

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Damir Dzumhur announces Ilija Bozoljac as his new coach

Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur is set to be coached by Serb Ilija Bozoljac.

The Bosnian confirmed the news to Klix.ba.

Bozoljac was previously mentioned as a strong candidate to be added to Dzumhur's team.

The two know each other very well and Dzumhur is a fan of Bozoljac's personality.

The fact that Bozoljac lives in Belgrade -- the place where Dzumhur regularly trains -- also played a role in the Bosnian's decision.

Dzumhur, a two-time ATP champion, will be hoping to continue his rise in 2018.

The Bosnian won it all at the St. Petersburg Open and Kremlin Cup in Moscow this fall.

He is currently sitting at his career-high ranking of world No. 30.

Bozoljac, 32, is a former singles world No. 101 and doubles No. 99.

The Serb hasn't played a singles match since 2015 -- but appeared in a couple of doubles events this year.

Bozoljac's last appearance came at the Cordenons Challenger in August -- where he and partner Flavio Cipolla lost in round one.

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