Roger Federer will collaborate with Stefan Edberg in 2014. Swedish accompany Switzerland since the Australian Open. On paper, a dream duo.
After 2013 very difficult for him, Roger Federer, 32, seeks to give a new impetus to his career. To do this, the Swiss decided to begin a collaboration with an old tennis legend Stefan Edberg.
Switzerland announced Friday on its official website and on his Facebook page that he would work this season with former Swedish champion, winner of six Grand Slam tournaments in the 80-90 years and former world number one. Hit a tandem seal elegance which, at least in principle, has something to salivate.
From the Australian Open in 15 days, Edberg will be alongside Roger Federer. It is not news that falls entirely out of nowhere since Edberg joined Federer in Dubai for a week of training at the beginning of December. “It was rewarding (to play with Edberg), had then commented Switzerland. Given all the success he has had during his career, I know whereof he speaks. It is somewhat the same level and we understand. And having Seve also there in the middle, it was really interesting. I am very pleased with him. ”
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Federer was quick to point out that there was only a hand-off and nothing more, but he had slipped maliciously “if we can add a little something, why not?” Obviously, the two sides, the test if it was a test was conclusive .Enough in any case so that the two men decided to go further. It will be a partial union, not full time. Severin Lüthi continue to be regular coach Federer. “Severin, who is a member of my team for seven years, will most weeks and Stefan has agreed to work with us for at least ten weeks from the Australian Open,” said Federer in a statement. Ten weeks spread over the whole season, and not ten consecutive weeks from the appointment of Melbourne.
In any case, the old glories of the 80s are definitely very fashionable among the top names on the circuit. Andy Murray seems to have breached . There are just two years, the British began a collaboration that would prove to less successful with Ivan Lendl. Very recently, it was Novak Djokovic who announced the arrival of its staff in a Boris Becker. Rafael Nadal has only call John McEnroe Meanwhile, the duo-Edberg Federer will no doubt at the center of attention in Melbourne in mid-January.