Stan Wawrinka parts ways with long-time coach despite ‘amazingly successful partnership’

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Stan Wawrinka is looking for a new coach after deciding to dispense with the services of Magus Norman, he has confirmed.

Wawrinka won three Grand Slam titles under Swede Norman in a highly successful eight-year relationship, which also saw the Swiss ace climb to world number four.

However, the 35-year-old will now be seeking a fresh voice in his team after paying tribute to Norman.

“After eight great years together [Magnus Norman] and I have decided to part ways by mutual consent,” Wawrinka said.

“We have had an amazingly strong, enjoyable and hugely successful partnership.

“We reached the height of this sport together and I want to thank him for helping me win everything that I could ever dreamt of winning.”

It’s a surprising move for Wawrinka, who has struggled his way back up the rankings since suffering a knee injury two years ago.

He dropped as low as 263 in June 2018, but he is now back in the world’s top 20 after rediscovering some consistency.

Wawrinka won the Australian Open in 2014, the French Open in 2015, and the US Open in 2016.

The one place he has struggled is Wimbledon, where the best he has been able to manage is two quarterfinals.

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