The year 2022 begins with important changes for Roberto Bautista. The Spanish, 33 years old and number 19 in the ATP ranking, he has broken his relationship with his coach for the last 11 years, Pepe Vendrell. “It is a moment that you never see come. Pepe and I have been one person during all this time. We went hand in hand for many years and with him I have lived the best moments of my career. The change is noticeable, especially at the beginning. You have very well done routines, you are very adapted to certain things, to the way of working with a person“, recognizes Spanish on the ATP website.
Bautista will start this new stage in his career with a different system, since his work team will be led by two people and not one. Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Tomas Carbonell will be the Castellón’s coaches and the weeks will be distributed throughout the season. “I believe in a shared team. For a single coach it is a very demanding sport and I think that sharing weeks is the best formula. Dani has entered with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm. I have taken it the same way and I feel very happy. Dani is a phenomenon, very good boy. We had a good relationship previously off the track. Now the relationship I suppose is going to be even stronger, “concludes the Spaniard.