A couple of pictures from a training session are the first evidence of Stefan Edberg's presence at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, where he joined Roger Federer for the first time since this year's Australian Open.
Stefan appeared yesterday on the Centre Court, where he played the tournament for the last time in 1996 losing in three sets to Richard Krajicek in the second round. He hit with the Swiss, met Novak Djokovic (his coach Boris Becker has also been spotted there) and took selfies with some lucky fans.
This year, Edberg has changed his always secret schedule of coaching appearances, replacing North America with Europe. Being in the French Riviera, traditionally one of his favorite places for vacations and where he used to own a villa back in his days on the Tour, he will maybe also have the time to greet old friends like his former sparring partner Arnaud Deleval.
Monte Carlo is Roger Federer's first event of the claycourt swing. The Swiss never managed to win there, although he reached three consecutive finals from 2006 to 2008 (always lost to Rafael Nadal) and one last year, when he was beaten by countryman Stan Wawrinka.
The former world number one will play next in Istanbul (April 27th - May 3rd) and Madrid (May 4th - 10th), while he is still uncertain on the Rome Masters. (mc)
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