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Nick Kyrgios officially splits from Kiwi coach

Last updated 14:38 14/07/2014
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WINNER: Nick Kyrgios played fearlessly to beat world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this year.

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The rising star of Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, has officially split from his New Zealand-born coach Simon Rea a fortnight after stunning top-ranked Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Kyrgios confirmed his partnership with Melbourne-based Rea was over after it was previously reported the duo were splitting after the tournament.

The 19-year-old, who had worked with Rea since winning the Australian Open junior title in January last year, announced via his website that he was switching to two Australian coaches - Josh Eagle and Todd Larkham - so he could spend more time in his home town of Canberra with family.

"My deepest thanks go to Simon Rea who has been nothing but a steady, calm and positive influence on me," Krygios wrote.

"My time with Simon was an incredibly special time for us both and I learned and achieved a lot thanks to Simon and I will be forever grateful for his input and drive to improve my game.

"We both knew going in to Wimbledon that it would be our last event working together and in some ways, to sign off with a quarterfinal appearance was a special reward and a fitting end."

Kyrgios became the first man to reach the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon debut in 10 years after beating Nadal in four sets; he was eventually denied a place in the semifinals by Canadian Milos Raonic.

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