Federer splits with coach Edberg
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 9, 2015
World number three Roger Federer has split with coach Stefan Edberg after working together for two years.
The thirty-four-year-old reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals this year but lost both to Novak Djokovic.
In a statement, the Swiss seventeen-time Grand Slam winner said it was a “dream come true” to work with the Swede, who he described as “my childhood idol”.
Severin Luthi will continue to be Federer’s main coach but will be joined by Croat Ivan Ljubicic.
Ljubicic, thirty-six, reached a career high of third in the world rankings and won ten ATP titles.
Edberg, who won six Slams himself as a player in the 1980s and 1990s, helped Federer adopt a more attacking approach, frequently utilising serve and volley tactics.
Under Edberg, the Swiss won five ATP titles in 2014 and six more this year.