What a luxury it will be for some of the players at Wimbledon this year to tap into the knowledge of their coaches, who have had success on the lawns of the All England Club.
Here’s a look at eight coaches who will look to pass on their knowledge and experience to their charges.
Garbine Muguruza, the 2015 women’s runner-up, has brought her countrywoman on board this year, who won the tournament in 1994 over Martina Navratilova in the final.
The 1987 men’s champ will be in CoCo Vandeweghe’s corner as he has been coaching the American since the French Open.
Novak Djokovic has been working with 1992 Wimbledon winner since breaking up with his entire team. The Serb knows that having a fellow former champ on hand can only help. He also added 2004 Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic has also joined the team.
Even though Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam the former world No. 1 never won, the two-time finalist has guided Andy Murray to two titles of his own.
Milos Raonic has added one of the game’s all-time great doubles players to his team. Knowles is a former Wimbledon doubles finalist, having reached the title match in 2002 with Daniel Nestor.
Former US Open champion Marin Cilic can rely on tapping the knowledge of three-time Wimbledon doubles champ Bjorkman, who also reached the singles semifinal in 2006.
The former coach of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer will try to help a third player win the title as he teams up with Stan Wawrinka this year. Annacone wasn’t bad on the grass himself, having reached the quarterfinals in singles in 1984.
Madison Keys will try to emulate her coach, who won the tournament in 1999 and reached the final in 2000 and 2005.
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