World No. 21 David Goffin has reunited with Swedish coach Thomas Johansson as the Belgian announced the former world No. 7 as his new coach on Wednesday. The 28-year-old parted ways with coach Thierry van Cleemput shortly after losing to rising Russian star Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open third round this past January.
Goffin, a former world No. 7, and former nine-time ATP champion Johansson are set for their second stint as the two previously collaborated for nine months during the 2016 season. Back then, the Belgian added 2002 Australian Open champion Johansson to his coaching staff in February but decided to end their partnership at the end of that season.
Goffin failed to win a title during his first stint with Johansson but he didn't lack good results, having ended runner-up at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, as well made back-to-back Masters 1000 semi-finals in Indian Wells and Miami before he also made the semi-finals at the Moselle Open in Metz and European Open in Antwerp respectively.
The four-time ATP champion and Johansson will officially kick off their partnership at the BNP Paribas Open, which is due to kick off on March 07 in Indian Wells. "I am very happy to announce that Thomas Johansson and I are back together!
We will begin this collaboration in Indian Wells and I am really looking forward to this," Goffin announced on Twitter.