December 17, 2016 / 1:53 PM / a year ago

Moya joins Nadal's coaching team

MADRID (Reuters) - Fourteen-times grand slam champion Rafa Nadal has hired fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya to join his coaching team, the 30-year-old Spaniard said on Saturday.

OUE Singapore Slammers Carlos Moya hits a return to Obi UAE Royals' Goran Ivanisevic during their match at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Dubai, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Nadal said in a statement that Moya would work alongside his uncle Toni Nadal and Francis Roig.

Former world number one Nadal struggled with injury this year and has slipped to ninth in the ATP rankings.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond

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