Juan Martin del Potro confirms split from ‘great coach and even better person’ Sebastian Prieto
Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed he has ended his partnership with Sebastian Prieto, who has taken up an offer to mentor Juan Ignacio Londero.
Prieto has been part of Del Potro’s coaching set-up since August 2017 with the former Argentina Davis Cup player helping his compatriot to win his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title at the BNP Paribas Open in 2018 while he also reached his second US Open final later in the year.
However, Del Potro has been sidelined since June 2019 after undergoing surgery on a fractured right kneecap and his return date remains unclear.
The 2009 US Open winner confirmed on Twitter that he has parted company with Prieto, who will now work with world No 62 Londero.
Quería contarles que acordamos con Sebastián Prieto finalizar el vínculo para que él pueda desarrollar su trabajo con Juan Londero, mientras continúo mi rehabilitación. Estoy muy agradecido con Piper por estos años juntos, gran coach y gran persona.
Lo mejor en esta nueva etapa!
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) May 30, 2020
“I want to share that I have agreed with Sebastian Prieto to end our partnership, so that he can work with Juan Londero, while I continue my rehab process,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m very thankful to Piper for all of these years together. He is a great coach and an even better person. All the best!”
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