Roger Federer hires Stefan Edberg to join coaching team

Roger Federer announces that Stefan Edberg will join his coaching team for at least 10 weeks

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Roger Federer is currently ranked as world No7 Photo: Marianne Bevis

Roger Federer has announced that six-time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg will join his coaching team for at least 10 weeks, starting at next month’s Australian Open.

Edberg, who Federer described as his childhood hero, practised with the 32-year-old earlier this month and told the media that he was willing to coach the 16-time Grand Slam champion, who is currently ranked seventh in the world.

“I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Lüthi on my coaching team,” Federer wrote on his Facebook page.

Stefan was my childhood hero, and I am really looking forward to spending time and learning from him

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“Severin, who has been part of my team for the last seven years, will do most of the weeks and Stefan has agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

“Stefan was my childhood hero, and I am really looking forward to spending time and learning from him.”

Federer’s announcement comes after Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker as his new head coach, and world No3 David Ferrer split with coach Javier Piles after 15 years of working together.

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