Roger Federer hires ‘hero’ Stefan Edberg as coach
Roger Federer is adding Stefan Edberg to his team, part of a
recent trend of top tennis players hiring ex-stars as coaches.
Federer, owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, says on Friday
on Facebook that six-time major champion Edberg ”agreed to work
with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian
Federer refers to Edberg as his ”childhood hero.” Severin
Luthi will continue to work with Federer, too.
In October, Federer split with coach Paul Annacone after 3 1/2
Federer finished 2013 ranked No. 6. It’s the first season since
2002 he didn’t reach a major final.
The Federer-Edberg announcement comes a little more than a week
after Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker as a coach. Andy Murray
already had been working with Ivan Lendl.