by Mauro Cappiello
Roger Federer won his opening round match at the Australian Open against Yen-Hsun Lu and, apparently, this was his only present for his coach Stefan Edberg, who turned 49 yesterday.
In the Center court interview that followed the Swiss' straight set win, Todd Woodbridge announced Stefan Edberg's birthday, urging a round of applause from the crowd. Federer looked a little embarassed at Woodbridge's question about a gift, while Stefan was smiling from his corner, where he was sitting next to Roger's wife Mirka and father Rob.
"The day's not over yet," Federer said smiling. "Shops are still open in Melbourne."
And then he added: "We had a warm-up together. He loves that. He loves to play tennis."
Have a look at the video of the entire interview below.
- Stefan Edberg & Tony Pickard Mr Class and his teacher
- "Federer should skip the claycourt season," says former coach Edberg
- "Federer is exceptional, but tennis needs a new name too"
- "I am a happy person"
- Federer criticizes young players: "I wish they volleyed more"
- Navratilova vs Courier on why Federer lost
- HD pictures and video from Fedberg's last hitting
- "A brilliant third set against Bolelli"
- Team Fedberg: more pictures and an HD video
- Exclusive images of Edberg and Federer hitting
- Stefan Edberg returns to Melbourne
- Federer: "I arrived in Melbourne with confidence"
- Edberg & Federer: at least 10 weeks in 2015
- "God, thanks Stefan Edberg for that..."
- Will it be an open Australian Open?