Who is the Argentine joining Rafael Nadal’s squad for the 2023 season?

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Rafael Nadal He will face 2023 with an Argentinian in his squad. The Majorcan, 36 years old and number two in the world, announced this Monday the incorporation in his coaching staff of Gustavo Marcacciwho will be one of his coaches, along with Carlos Moia Y marc lopez.

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“Gustavo worked in the Rafael Nadal Academy since April 2021 and I understand he is a good addition to the team. Surely it will help us a lot to continue on the path. Welcome Gustavo!” Rafa wrote on her social media.

The Spaniard announced the farewell of the Barcelona player at the end of last week Francis Roig, who has been his coach since the beginning of his career and will start a new professional project. “Francis has been an important person in my career and I am very grateful to him for all these years of work and friendship. He has helped me a lot to always be better,” he commented at the time.

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Marcaccio, 45, had a short playing career: he made his professional debut in 1998 and retired in 2009. His best position in the standings was the 284th step of the classification, which he occupied in April 2004, and he used to play regularly in the circuit The circuit Future (today ITF World Tour). After hanging up his racket, he began his coaching career.

The first player he worked with was the Ecuadorian John Lapentini, formerly 110th in the standings. He also trained the tandilens Massimo Gonzalez Y John Monk, with whom he experienced his best stage as a coach. With him on the bench Beak he reached 10th in the ATP rankings, for eight (non-consecutive) weeks in mid-2012.

He was later coach of Guido Pelle, Paola Ormechea and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. And he was the Argentine sub-captain of Davis Cup between 2019 and 2021, when Gaston Gaudio He was in charge of the team.

In April of last year he started working at Nadal’s academy in Manacor and, from there, he collaborated in the training of Spanish Jaume Munartoday 58th in the world and 25 years old.

Marcaccio’s first official engagement within the technical staff of the Raf it will be the new one united cupthe new mixed competition by country which will open the 2023 season next week. Spain will be part of Group D, which is being held in Sydney, alongside Australia Y Great Britain. Raf will debut against the English Norrie room Saturday 31st (at dawn in our country).

After that tournament, the Spaniard will travel directly to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Openin which he will defend his title and look for his 23rd Grand Slam, to extend his historic record in the most important category of professional tennis.

Source: Clarin

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