Like Savannah said elsewhere, I never saw this coming.
Team Roddick is thrilled to announce that Larry Stefanki will be joining Andy on the road as his head coach.
An Illinois native, Stefanki played on the ATP tour for nine years reaching a career high ranking of 35. He has trained an impressive roster of players including John McEnroe, Marcelo Rios, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Tim Henman and most recently Fernando Gonzalez. Under his guidance both Rios and Kafelnikov reached the No. 1 ranking.
The timing of this exciting new partnership provides the duo the majority of the off season to prepare for 2009.
I wasn't even aware Stefanki and Fernando Gonzalez had broken up. Here's hoping this is a good fit.