by Mauro Cappiello
Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer shake hands in Wimbledon last year
Roger Federer had a conversation with Simon Häring of Swiss newspaper Blick on the New Year's eve. In his last interview of 2014 he also talked about Stefan Edberg.
The interviewer asked him what Stefan added to his tennis. "Stefan has been able to tell me some things clearer," Roger replied. "For example, how to look for my way to the net. When he speaks, I know someone is speaking who has achieved a lot himself as a player."
Federer also said that Stefan perfectly matched with Lüthi, the former number one's first coach.
"Severin is a friend of mine and has been here for years. We combine very well and that's great."
Stefan Edberg with a fan in Dubai
No mention about an extension of the agreement with Edberg, that, as far as we know, was to expire at the end of 2014. But during Christmas holidays Stefan has been in Dubai, where Federer usually trains in the off-season, as documented by the fan picture on the right. You can also see Roger in the background, with a red cap.
So we assume that the partnership goes on, given the enthusiasm from both sides and the extremely good results reached last year, even if we find it very strange that journalists from around the world never asked about a contract renewal in recent interviews with Stefan and Roger.
We will pobably know more about it very soon, in the Swiss' early media conferences of the year.
Roger Federer is supposed to arrive in Brisbane tomorrow, where he will start his 2015 warming up for the Australian Open at the local ATP 250 event. He defends last year's final, lost to Lleyton Hewitt.
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