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"I didn't think about last year's Wimbledon final, but about the one at the 1987 Australian Open, when I won at the fifth against Cash. My fortune was the break I did straightaway in the fifth set" - Stefan Edberg on his five set win against Boris Becker in the 1989 French Open semifinal. Read the article

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Federer, amazing comeback before Edberg's eyes

A super Roger Federer staged the umpteenth incredible performance of his Wimbledon career to come back from the verge of defeat and beat Marin Cilic 6-7(4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3 in the quarter final at the Championships earlier today.

Stefan Edberg had come back again to the second row of the Swiss' box and couldn't have been more pleased with Roger's match, as the seven-time Wimbledon champion cancelled a two set deficit and three match points in the fourth set tie-break to overcome the powerful Croat and avenge a semifinal loss suffered at the US Open two years ago.

Federer will next meet Canadian Milos Raonic, who beat Sam Querrey in four sets, in a remake of the 2014 semifinal.

 

Federer: Edberg is not coaching me again

Even if Stefan Edberg watched Roger Federer's 4th round match at Wimbledon from his box this doesn't mean he's again part of his coaching team.

Roger Federer himself confirmed it in a media conference following his win over American Steve Johnson.

"Severin (Lüthi) and Ivan (Ljubicic) are my coaches now, I talked with them about my match," said the Swiss, who met his former mentor before entering the court.

 

Edberg rejoins Federer at Wimbledon

Stefan Edberg came back to Roger Federer's box today to watch the Swiss move to the quarter finals at Wimbledon with an easy straight-set win over American Steve Johnson.

Last year after the end of their partnership, Stefan had said he would always feel part of Federer's team and would come and visit him sometimes during the season.

With his former pupil plagued by injuries and only playing today his 26th match of 2016, there would be no better occasion for Stefan's appearance than the Championships. So Stefan sat beside Roger's mother Lynette and watched him start the second week of his chase to a record eighth Wimbledon crown and 18th Major title.

 

Federer: "I had a more global relationship with Edberg"

In an interview by Riccardo Crivelli published last April 21st on Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roger Federer spoke about the differences between his current coach Ivan Ljubicic and Stefan Edberg.

"It's a completely different approach. - said the Swiss - I had a more global relationship with Stefan, as he took care of all the aspects of my preparation. With Ivan there's been a generational change, as he played with many of my current opponents and has got a different mind perspective and a wider knowledge. It's like he is still a tennis player, so to say, and that's what I needed in this moment."

 

Federer about Edberg and Ljubicic at "Game, Set and Mats"

After his straight sets victory against Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer was invited in the "Game, Set and Mats" studio to have a short conversation with Mats Wilander.

The former number one from Sweden, now an analyst for Eurosport, asked the Swiss how he is trying to combine the technical approaches of his last two coaches, Edberg and Ljubicic, saying that Stefan's influence is still clearly visible in his more offensive game.

In the video below you can watch Roger's answer and, once again, his words full of gratitude and appreciation for his advisor, who is no longer in his team this year, but we are sure will find the time to watch Roger's semifinal against Novak Djokovic on TV from Sweden. (mc)

 
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