Diego Moyano has resigned from his position as USTA Player Development Coach and will become the new coach of South African tennis player Kevin Anderson in 2020. Moyano, who is originally from Argentina, has built an impeccable reputation while working with the USTA for the past 10 years and worked with several American youngsters as they transitioned from the junior circuit to the professional circuit - including Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Mackenzie McDonald, Tennys Sandgren and Denis Kudla.
Moyano made the announcement on his social media account. 33-year-old Anderson is currently ranked No. 91 in the ATP rankings but has been plagued by injuries this year. He is a former Wimbledon finalist and peaked at No. 5 in the world rankings in July 2018.
He played only 5 events in 2019 due to knee and elbow injuries - the last of them coming at Wimbledon. Anderson will begin his 2020 campaign at the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup and says he is looking forward to playing for South Africa in the new tournament.
44-year-old Moyano is a former tennis professional himself and peaked at No. 130 in the ATP world rankings in November 2000. He won 4 ATP Challenger titles and 6 ITF Futures titles during his career and played his last professional tournament in 2005.
After 10 wonderful years and amazing run, I’m stepping away from USTA PD. So thankful to USTA and the amazing team that help me to learn, improve as coach and as person. @usta @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/yv8RnyIzx6 — DIEGO A.
MOYANO (@DIEGOAMOYANO1) December 17, 2019