Three days after announcing a split with coach Francisco Roig, Rafael Nadal revealed the addition of a new team member on Monday.

Argentine Gustavo Marcaccio, who has been employed by the Rafa Nadal Academy since April 2021, joins Nadal’s camp alongside Carlos Moya and Marc Lopez.

“I understand he is a good addition to the team. It sure will help us a lot to stay on the way,” wrote Nadal. “Welcome Gustavo!”

At the helm, Marcaccio most notably helped Nadal’s good friend Juan Monaco reach the Top 10 on the ATP rankings in July 2012. The 45-year-old has also worked with Svetlana Kuznetsova, Guido Pella, Maximo Gonzalez and Paula Ormaechea among others.


As a player, Marcaccio cracked the Top 300 and competed collegiately at the University of Mobile and at Arizona State University

Until going their separate ways, Nadal and Roig had spent 18 seasons working together. Roig left to focus on a “new personal project.”

Nadal will launch his 2023 campaign by leading his nation at the inaugural United Cup, which begins December 29. Spain landed with Australia and Great Britain in Sydney's Group D, where Nadal is expected to face Nick Kyrgios and Cameron Norrie in his singles matches.

The left-hander began his 2022 season at 20-0, jumpstarted by a memorable trip Down Under. He won a lead-up ATP 250 event in Melbourne before triumphing at the Australian Open for the first time in 13 years.