With the Wimbledon Championships beginning next week, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has dropped a second coach in a year after parting ways with Todd Larkham earlier this week. Kyrgios previously split from coach Simon Rea around June last year. Kyrgios confirmed the split on his official website, describing the decision as mutual.

"I wanted to let you know that Todd Larkham and I have mutually agreed to end our professional relationship. It’s never an easy decision to end a coaching relationship and to do so prior to the start of a Grand Slam is even more difficult. But I feel that this is the right decision for me at this time. I will work closely with my team and Tennis Australia through Wimbledon and we will regroup after the tournament in order to figure out the best plan for the future,” Kyrgios wrote.

“I’ve worked with Todd on and off for many years and he has helped me immensely. I am very grateful for everything Todd has taught me and helped me with, especially during the last year. While our working relationship has ended, Todd and I will remain friends as he has been a very important person in my life. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Todd for everything he has done for me, both personally and professionally, and wish him the best.”

Kyrgios also promised that he would remain focused on the Wimbledon Championships, which is set to run from June 29 to July 12. Kyrgios’ rise to fame started when the Australian defeated Rafael Nadal in the Round of 16 in last year’s Wimbledon Championships.