In a long interview with René Stauffer of the Swiss paper Sonntags Zeitung, Roger Federer talked for the first time about the technical work he has been doing with Stefan Edberg in these first three months of the 2014 season.
The journalist asked him about his game, that he noticed to be more aggressive compared to recent years, especially in Brisbane, Melbourne and Dubai. «Yes - Federer replied, - but in those tournaments the playing conditions are also fast. In Indian Wells I've hardly played any volley or chip and charge. This is all highly dependent on the surface. Brisbane was extremely fast, Dubai was fast, and also at the Australian Open, it paid off to play forward.»
Federer admitted Stefan has helped him a lot in improving his net game. «Absolutely. He has already taught me a few things, how to advance to the net, how to use the footwork, the position a player must have at the net. This is already important to me. Before, I was not playing so much more at the net, long before I had already taken a step in this direction with Tony Roche. With him, I primarily worked in technical terms on the volleys and I feel much better at the net.»
As far as Roger's participation in the ATP 1000 event of Miami, it looks as it's not confirmed yet, even though Stefan stated he is available to reach him there.
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