Following in the footsteps of your brother who reached a Grand Slam final is always going to be daunting. Here we look at Federico Coria in more detail, including who his coach is.
The 29-year-old Argentine achieved a career-high ranking in 2021, when he reached world number number 61, but he still has some way to go to match his older brother Guillermo Coria.
Guillermo, Federico’s older brother by ten years, peaked at world number three in 2004 and reached the final of the French Open in the same year.
In 2021, Federico earned a personal-best 16 wins in 2021, which was highlighted by a first ATP Tour final, at Bastad, and first semi-final, at Cordoba.
It was in 2021 when the younger Coria achieved the biggest win of his career after he defeated fellow South American and world number 18 Cristian Garin in the quarter-finals at Bastad.
Federico has won three Challenger titles, two of them coming in 2021, at Prostejov and Brasilia.
In 2021, Federico beat the likes of Lorenzo Musetti, Benoit Paire and Dominik Koepfer. The furthest Coria has got in a Grand Slam so far is at the French Open, where he reached the third round in 2020.
Who is Federico Coria’s coach?
Federico, nicknamed ‘Fede’, grew up playing tennis with friends and against the wall. His father, Oscar, is a tennis coach. He idolised Guillermo, referring to him as a superhero whom he admired on TV (ATP). He moved to Buenos Aires as a 15-year-old to pursue his dream of playing tennis.
His coach is Andres Schneiter, who is a former professional tennis player from Argentina who reached a career-high singles ranking of number 219.
Schneiter was the former coach of Mariano Puerta and was his coach when Puerta reached the 2005 French Open final. He later coached Cristian Garin to four ATP titles before partnering up with Federico.
Federico has a long way to go to match, let alone surpass, his brother’s career. However, under the stewardship of Schneiter, Coria has a coach who has previous experience of guiding an Argentine to a Grand Slam final.
It will be interesting to see whether Federico can break new ground in 2022.