French No 1 Richard Gasquet has secured the coaching services of two-time French Open winner Sergi Bruguera, according to sports daily L'Equipe.
Bruguera, who triumphed at Roland Garros in 1993 and 1994, will take over from Italian coach Riccardo Piatti who split from the world No 9 during the ATP World Tour finals earlier this month citing personal reasons.
The 42-year-old Spaniard, a former world No 3 who won 12 titles mostly on clay, will work alongside France's Sebastien Grosjean as Gasquet's coach from February onwards, primarily for the clay court season.
Under Piatti and Grosjean this year, Gasquet enjoyed renewed success by reaching the US Open semi-finals and claimed a World Tour finals spot for the first time since 2007.
"The three seasons that I spent with Richard Gasquet were very important for me," explained Piatti, a former coach of Novak Djokovic and Ivan Ljubicic, adding he had "other projects" he wanted to pursue.