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"I've never really thought about coaching and if it had not been Federer doing the asking, honestly, I would not have been interested" - Stefan Edberg about Roger Federer's proposal to be part of his team. Read the interview

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Edberg & Federer, end of the partnership

by Mauro Cappiello


With this beautiful picture of them together, yesterday Roger Federer paid tribute to Stefan Edberg, his coach for the last two years

Stefan Edberg will no longer be Roger Federer’s coach. With a message on his social channels the Swiss communicated to his fans a decision he and Stefan must have already agreed since long. The original deal was for at least 10 weeks in 2014, it became a successful partnership that saw the Swedish legend travel the main events of the Tour again for two years, almost like in the old days.

Although the media emphasized Roger’s role in the decision, it is clear that such an effort in terms of time and energy must have been a huge stress for the quite and reserved Stefan, who would have never imagined to get back on the stage until only a minute before receiving the Swiss’ call. So we can reasonably suppose that celebrating his 50th birthday in Australia was not in Edberg’s plans and that even if Federer had asked for a further extension of the agreement, this time Stefan would have said no.

 
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