Roger Federer confirms coaching team changes for 2016

Roger Federer announces that Stefan Edberg will no longer be part of his coaching team in 2016

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Stefan Edberg joined Roger Federer's coaching set-up in 2014 Photo: Marianne Bevis

Roger Federer will begin the 2016 season with a new-look coaching team after announcing that Stefan Edberg would not be travelling with him next year.

The 34-year-old Swiss maestro revealed that Edberg originally intended to join his coaching team for one year in 2014, but agreed to stay on in 2015.

Federer also confirmed that Severin Luthi will remain his head coach, while former world No3 Ivan Ljubicic will join his coaching set-up for next year after ending his role on Milos Raonic’s team.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Federer said: “After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team. It was a dream come true.

“Although it was supposed to only be for 2014, Stefan was great and agreed to extend the partnership through this year, which I really appreciated.

“He taught me so much and his influence on my game will remain. He will always be a part of my team. Severin Luthi, who I have been working with since 2008, will continue to be my main coach and he will be joined by Ivan Ljubicic. Both Daniel Troxler, my physiotherapist and Pierre Paganini, my longtime fitness trainer, will remain part of my technical team.”

After 2 very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team. It…

Posted by Roger Federer on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

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