Former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic to work with Berdych

PRAGUE (AP) " Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is joining Tomas Berdych's coaching team.

The eighth-ranked Berdych says on Twitter that "Goran, with his playing and coaching experience, as well as his energy, is a perfect addition to the team."

Berdych fired his previous coach Dani Vallverdu in May and has trained the last two months with Luka Kutanjac.

Ivanisevic will join Berdych in Cincinnati for the Western & Southern Open tournament, which starts Sunday. Ivanisevic won Wimbledon in 2001 and helped his fellow Croat Marin Cilic win the U.S. Open in 2014.

The 30-year-old Berdych led the Czechs to two Davis Cup titles but has never won a Grand Slam tournament. He was a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2010 and reached his highest ranking at No. 4 last year.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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