Roger Federer, coach Stefan Edberg part ways after two years
Roger Federer has parted ways with his coach Stefan Edberg, the BBC reports.
Edberg had coached Federer for the past two years, during which time the 17-time Grand Slam champion added 11 ATP titles to his resume.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Federer noted that the two had originally agreed to work together for only one year, and Edberg cited the time commitment of the vocation as the reason for the split, according to the BBC.
“Stefan was great and agreed to extend the partnership through this year which I really appreciated,” Federer said. “He taught me so much and his influence on my game will remain. He will always be a part of my team.”
Edberg added that Federer, 34, “still has a lot left to give to the sport of tennis and is capable of winning the big events.” Federer, who is ranked No. 3 in the world, has not won a Grand Slam tournament since winning Wimbeldon in 2012. He made the finals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this year before falling to No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Edberg will be replaced by Croatian coach Ivan Ljubicic. Severin Luthi will remain in charge of the bulk of Federer's coaching.
Federer is the world No. 3 behind Djokovic and Andy Murray.
- Erin Flynn