Tennis - India's Sumit Nagal says he is happy with his new coaching partnership with Javier Ferrer after the Indian youngster joined Ferrer's training academy in Spain last month. Javier is the brother of Spanish tennis star David Ferrer.
Speaking in Chennai, Nagal says, "I have started working with Javier since the end of the Australian Open. It's only been a couple of weeks. I'm enjoying the sessions I'm having with him. I was earlier working with Argentinian Mariano Delfino. He was busy with family commitments and wasn't able to give the time required. So we ended up splitting."
Javier says Nagal's backhand is one area that needs to improve and says the Indian has bright prospects for the future. "Sumit is an extremely bright prospect. He's very young and has a lot of time to improve. He can attack with his forehand whenever he likes because that's his strength. His backhand, however, needs improving. He doesn't have a bad technique. It's not as strong as his forehand. He needs to be more aware when to play it. He also needs to improve his condition."
Nagal has said that his aim is to break into the Top 150 in the rankings so that he can start playing the ATP 250 and 500 events and is hoping Javier will help him get there. For his part, Javier continues to work with brother David and is also coaching another player Pedro Martinez.