Monday, 16 November 2015 09:23
In a packed O2 Arena, Roger Federer started his run at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday night, defeating Czech Tomas Berdych in straight sets with the score of 6-4, 6-2.
Right after the match, his coach Stefan Edberg was called to join him at the centre of the court for a short ceremony at the presence of ATP World Tour CEO Chris Kermode, in which the Swiss was delivered the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 11th time and the Fans' Favourite Award for his 13th successive time.
In case you missed the event, we have a complete photo-gallery for you and an early video available on Youtube!
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:21
Today the ATP World Tour announced the winners of the Year End Awards. Roger Federer clinched his 13th straight Fans' Favourite Award and was also voted by fellow players as the Sportsman of the season, as he picked his 11th Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (the 5th in a row).
We know he could celebrate this trophies with Stefan Edberg himself. The Swede is already in London, where he will follow his pupil during the ATP World Championships next week at the O2 Arena.
Yesterday the first video of the duo together was shared on Youtube. You can see it below.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 17:47
Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg: a decisive association, maybe come too late to enrich the King's Major record. Maybe...
3 Major finals (he hadn't played two in the same year since 2009), 9 finals in the 1000 events, including the one not played in London last year, of which three won. A Davis Cup and 12 titles won, bringing to 88 the overall number of trophies. All this with Stefan Edberg, at the venerable age of 34. And a growing regret...
What has changed with the Swedish coach is obvious, the results achieved by the Swiss in recent seasons can not be attributed to a mere change of racket, as much as a wider oval has undoubtedly helped him in missing fewer shots. The evidence has come in Basel, in the match against Nadal: it's true, the Spaniard is no longer the same as a couple of seasons ago, but for Federer he remains like the kryptonite to Superman.
It had been three and a half years since Roger last beat Rafa, in the Indian Wells quarter finals in 2012: in the following 5 meetings only defeats and only one set won. With Edberg on the "bench" only once they had clashed, but it was just the beginning of the partnership with the Swedish coach, at the Austrialian Open in 2014, with an easy victory for the Spaniard.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:04
from Sport Klub.rs
The Asian swing and then the final Masters in London. Novak Djokovic is by far the first in the rankings, has won three Grand Slam tournaments this season, was only defeated in the final of the Roland Garros. Many believe that Djokovic will pass Federer and Nadal and will reign on the tennis world for long. International media already analyzed how much Nole, who has won ten Grand Slam titles, will need to reach Federer who has got 17.
Some even more malicious expected Roger to announce his retirement after the US Open, as Flavia Panetta did after winning the women's singles.
Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:27
[...] In recent times, Federer’s innate ability of remaining relevant to the sport has been analyzed and eulogized. In my opinion, his game is where he wants it to be technically and tactically, but not mentally. Yes, that seems very unfair a comment when he has won 17 Grand Slam titles and is currently World No. 2 at the age of 34. But I’m talking about something very specific.
The larger racquet, the Edbergian School of Coaching, the smart scheduling and the SABR (Sneak Attack by Roger) have definitely added layers to Federer’s supreme game. However, certain mental aspects of his game seem to be untapped so far.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion showed a few chinks in his mental armor even in his prime. Federer’s arch-rival and nemesis, Rafael Nadal, has always given him a rough time as evidenced by a lop-sided head to head of 23-10 in Nadal’s favour. 13 of those 23 victories for Nadal have come on clay, his favourite surface, but on quick surfaces like those in Wimbledon and the O2 arena at London Federer has dominated their clashes.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:32
Swiss website Le Matin.ch reported Stefan Edberg’s and Severin Luthi’s impressions after the US Open final that their protégé Roger Federer lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic.
In spite of two losses in as many straight Major finals over the last two months against the Serb, the team remains confident on the Swiss’ chances to add an 18th title to his Grand Slam record.
«The final was decided by two points,» said Stefan Edberg indicating the 147 points won by Djokovic in the end against Federer’s 145. «But Roger played his best tennis for a very long time, he will not give up and this will end up paying,» added the Swede.
Monday, 14 September 2015 16:09
Just before yesterday's US Open final, Stefan Edberg was invited to the Sky Sports Uk studio and analysed with Mark Petchey the evolution of Roger Federer's game in the last three years, giving his view on how the change of racquet and his advise contributed in making the Swiss' style more aggressive.
Petchey also asked Stefan about Roger's sneaky attack. "I wasn't aware about it, I saw it on television, so it was a big surprise for me as well," joked Stefan, who also commented on how the roof structure now affects the conditions of play at the US Open and recalled a little about his 1991 US Open triumph.
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:04
NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer wonders what might've been if only he'd converted any of those three break points in the last game of the U.S. Open final.
The crowd roaring, Federer rolling, Novak Djokovic reeling - maybe he could have come all the way back from down two breaks in the fourth set to win in five.
But the Swiss great knows one thing for certain.
"I should have never been down in the first place two sets to one and 5-2," Federer lamented late Sunday night, still stuck on 17 major titles for at least 4 1/2 more months.
He fell so far behind because his opponent was simply better in the biggest moments. The top-ranked Djokovic was 6 for 13 on break points; Federer was 4 of 23.
Sunday, 13 September 2015 16:54
All is ready for the 2015 US Open men's singles final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic (4 pm, New York time), with the Swiss trying to catch his beloved 18th Major title and first with Stefan Edberg as his coach.
Stefan himself is looking to set another record, when he tries to be the first man to win the US Open in the junior event (1983), singles event (1991, 1992), doubles event (with Jarryd in 1987) and as a coach.
In the Eurosport video below, enjoy a preview of the final, with statements from both players, plus Mats Wilander's pick.Not only Mats thinks Djokovic is the favourite, but he is also convinced that the Serb will pass Nadal's 14 Majors and has a chance to go further than Federer's 17.(mc)
Thursday, 10 September 2015 16:58
Last Monday, Roger Federer was invited to answer a quick set of questions at the US Open funny show 15-Love.
The questions were ranging from his tennis habits to his private life and his tastes in music and tv.
But look at what Roger replied to question number 10, when he was asked about the best tennis match he has ever watched...
P.S. Federer's time was very poor and placed him at the bottom of the ranking made up by all the players interviewed by 15-Love, but the Swiss' fans will be happy to see that at least he ranked better than Rafael Nadal :-).