World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has praised the impact of Coach Carlos Moya since joining his team.

The top player surged to the top spot in the ATP rankings while adding a string of victories and titles to his full cabinet.

The Spaniard confessed that adding Moya to his coaching team brought freshness and energy to his training routine. Moya joined last December to work with the player’s uncle Toni Nadal. The pair has worked to help Nadal revitalise his career.

Moya, a former World No. 1, reportedly played a crucial role in helping the 31-year old overcome his spate of injuries, poor form and off the court issues. The player won a record 10th French Open title and his third US Open title this term. He was very close as he lost the Australian Open final to his long-time rival Roger Federer.

“Carlos has been a great support. He came with excitement and also the belief that with a few things, I could improve my results. And it has helped. It has been a breath of fresh air, positive energy,” Nadal revealed.

Nadal added that Moya studied his daily practise session before offering advice on where he could improve on. The star said it was “easier” to listen to someone new. And that it was easier for his uncle when Moya reinforced an idea.

Toni has said he would step down from his role with Rafael this year when the season ends. Nadal praised his efforts for working with Moya and Francisco Roig. Moya is expected to continue in the role and help the player handle the demands of old age.

Nadal still has Beijing, Shanghai and the ATP Tour Finals to look forward to before the season ends.