Former world No. 1 John McEnroe will help coach ATP No. 9 Milos Raonic at Wimbledon, McEnroe told Eurosport on Friday.
McEnroe, who won seven Slam titles during his career—including three at Wimbledon—said he would serve as a grass–court “consultant” for Raonic.
Raonic is currently competing at the French Open, where he advanced to the fourth round on Friday following a straight–sets victory over Andrej Martin.
Raonic, 25, made this year's Australian Open semifinals, his best finish at a Slam since reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. The hard–serving Canadian has eight career singles titles, including one this year at Brisbane.
“Milos Raonic can win majors. He's one of five or six guys that can win Wimbledon,” McEnroe told Eurosport, according to David Law. “I'm excited to be part of his team.”
McEnroe, who is a tennis analyst for ESPN, has a tennis academy in New York, but his coaching experience is limited. In 2014, the American said he'd be interested in coaching Andy Murray, but the two never teamed up.
Raonic will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round at Roland Garros.
- Stanley Kay