Raonic to be coached by McEnroe

Canadian tennis world number nine Milos Raonic has been steadily improving his game, and his quest to go to the next level will receive a boost with the addition of the legendary John McEnroe to his coaching team. Photo: Reuters

Seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe is joining the coaching team of Canadian world number nine Milos Raonic, the American said on Friday.

McEnroe, 57, made the announcement while working for television channel Eurosport at the French Open.

"When it comes to Wimbledon I'll be taking on and I'm gonna help coach this guy named Milos," McEnroe said.

"He can win majors. He is one of five or six guys that can win Wimbledon. I'm excited to be part of his team."

Raonic, 25, is a former Wimbledon semi-finalist and world number four who also works with Spaniard Carlos Moya, a former French Open champion.