3-time major champ Wawrinka needs coach after Norman leaves

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 26, 2017 08:21 AM
3-time major champ Wawrinka needs coach after Norman leaves
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts as he defeats Britain's Andy Murray, during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka needs a new coach, because Magnus Norman is moving on.

Norman announced Wednesday that he was quitting after 4.5 years as Wawrinka's coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his two young children.

Wawrinka had never been past the quarterfinals at a major tournament before hiring Norman, a former player, in 2013.

During their time together, Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 U.S. Open. He was runner-up at this year's French Open. He also reached a career-best ranking of No. 3.

Wawrinka ended his 2017 season in August because of an injured left knee that needed surgery. He did not defend his U.S. Open title.

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