"We did see each other in Monaco for over a week. I saw him recently on the clay already to get his input on this surface early on," continued the Swiss, who also spent some days with Stefan in Zurich to adjust his game before the start of the claycourt season. "It's nice spending time with him. He lets me know what he's seeing, what he thinks needs some improvement," he added.
Federer wanted to be in Paris days before the start of the tournament because he's convinced that the playing condition of the Roland Garros are very different from those of the previous events on clay. "I know it sounds a bit silly, but the conditions are totally different from what we have seen the last few weeks, because the balls are very dead. That’s why I think the first round is actually quite important here. But Stefan, to have him around is always great and he gives me good input."
Below, a video of Roger Federer hitting, with Stefan Edberg's supervision. (mc)
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