Stefan Edberg has officially joined the Roger Federer coaching team for the 2014 season. The Swedish legend will travel with the Federer camp for around 10 weeks during the forthcoming year.
Federer has described Edberg’s role in the context of providing inspiration and bringing a fresh pair of eyes to the camp rather than providing specific coaching.
“I am sure he can bring a different angle to my game which is interesting,” stated Federer.
Edberg, 47, is a former world No. 1 who won six singles and three doubles Majors, and has been described as a “childhood idol” by Federer during his formative years.
The appointment comes on the heels of Novak Djokovic hiring Boris Becker as head coach. A third legend of the period, Ivan Lendl, has already had considerable success coaching within the Andy Murray camp.
Edberg will join Federer initially in Australia. The appointment coincides with the Swiss maestro’s decision to try a racquet with a bigger frame at his first Brisbane International.