Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:14
On the eve of Wimbledon, we had the opportunity to hear the opinion of two-time champion Stefan Edberg, in collaboration with Sky Sports. According to the former number 1, it could be a good year for Roger Federer's eighth title.
Stefan Edberg with Roger Federer during one of their hitting sessions at Wimbledon
Wimbledon is coming up. Rafael Nadal is no longer frightening, Novak Djokovic was downsized by Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros, Andy Murray is playing well but is an eternal unknown.
Can it be the year of an eighth title for Roger Federer? We addressed the question to his coach Stefan Edberg, another man who was pretty familiar with the Church Road grass courts. We had the opportunity to hear him, in collaboration with Sky Sports, during the launch of the new Sony Smart Sensor.
Federer is back to better shape thanks to the change of racket. Do you think he should have done it before? Would he have won more?
It is not an easy question, and especially it changes from player to player. The top players do not like changes, it's hard to believe that with a different tool you can achieve better results. And then there are so many aspects that have an impact, among which the presence of the right people in the entourage.
In fact, since he started training with you, Roger is more aggressive. Is it only something related to age or is there really your influence?
You have to remember that in 2013 Roger has had some serious back issues, which have forced him to change his tennis. He thought of how he could do to put less effort on his back, and the solution has been to change his game. It's the right way, Roger is more creative and unpredictable. In tennis you can always improve, you can always introduce something different in your game, although we are talking of Roger Federer.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 17:14
Like last year, Roger Federer and his coach Stefan Edberg arrived in London very early to start the preparation for the Championships, where the Swiss defends the 2014 final and is chasing his record 8th crown.
Already today, they were spotted hitting on a side court at Wimbledon along with fellow former champion Lleyton Hewitt.
Here are some pictures and a short video from the official Wimbledon Youtube account, featuring a special guest... Lleyton Hewitt's son.
Sunday, 07 June 2015 13:19
After Roger Federer's defeat against his countryman Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarter final, coach Stefan Edberg analyzed the match for CNN.com.
Stefan noticed a difference of conditions between the two main courts at the Roland Garros that, in his opinion, didn't help the Swiss in the end.
Friday, 29 May 2015 14:13
by Mauro Cappiello
Yesterday's issue of L'Équipe dedicated a focus to the disappearing of serve and volley in today's game.
"Volleyeur solitaire" (Lonely volley player) was the headline of page 14, with a huge picture of Roger Federer, the only man on the Tour still leaving a space for volley in his game, especially since the start of his partnership with Stefan Edberg.
"His ball touch and control are extraordinary. He can win the point from impossible positions. His backhand volley is super clean. Like all his shots, that deserve a 9.5/10," said former world number 4 from France Guy Forget to reporter Vincent Cognet.
Nothing comparable to Edberg's, though, in Forget's opinion. "Sometimes he is too frontal when he plays his forehand volley, opening his shoulder line. For me, Stefan has the most beautiful volley in the history of the game. On the forehand volley, Roger should imitate his coach a little more!"
Sunday, 24 May 2015 16:49
126 ATP titles. 23 Grand Slam titles. Together. In singles. Roger Federer and Swedish coach Stefan Edberg are by far the the most successful team in the tennis world. SVT Sports went to Paris to meet the duo before the start of the "World Championship on clay".
Now the 33-year-old Swiss begins his hunt for a second title at the French Open, the hardest Grand Slam tournament to win for him. Once Roger has managed to clinch it in 2009 when he beat Robin Soderling.
- It gets very difficult to win. Novak Djokovic is tough like Rafael Nadal who only failed once in ten years(!), says world number two who knows that there is a chance if his game is in place.
Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:38
Roger Federer easily won his first round match at the French Open against Colombian Alejandro Falla, the man who became famous in 2010 when he surprisingly went 2 sets up against the Swiss in Wimbledon before losing at the fifth set.
No scare today, instead, for Federer who closed the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 with his coach Stefan Edberg watching him from the stands.
Here are some screencaps of Stefan, provided by our precious fan Thuy Anh Nguyen.
Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:33
"I’m in good shape, but it’s just important that we see each other from time to time again." In his first media conference at the French Open, Roger Federer dedicated some time to his coach Stefan Edberg, explaining that, even though the Swede's appearances have become more sporadic this year, his advice is still very much needed and appreciated.
"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.
Friday, 22 May 2015 18:36
The French Open draw ceremony was held this morning and it was very lucky for Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were both placed in the top half of the draw.
Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer hitting at the French Open
The Spaniard, nine time Roland Garros champion in the last ten years, could already face top seed Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals.
The toughest opponents in Federer's half of the draw are Gael Monfils (fourth round), Stan Wawrinka (quarter finals) and Tomas Berdych or Kei Nishikori (semifinal).
In the meantime, here is the first high definition video of Federer and Edberg during a practice session on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Swiss hit on Thursday with Benoit Paire and today with Guillermo García López.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:31
For only the third time this year, after the Australian Open and Zurich/Monte Carlo, Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer are back together at the Roland Garros in Paris, where the Swiss will try to win his second French Open title and his first Major since 2012.
Stefan and Roger had their first hitting session this afternoon on Court Philippe Chatrier. Here are their early images and two Vine clips by the official website of the tournament and a fan.
Friday, 08 May 2015 16:15
A long 360-degree interview with Roger Federer by Laura Schreffler was the cover story of "Haute Living" lifestyle magazine's May/June issue.
The Swiss also mentions Stefan Edberg in two moments of the conversation. Firstly, when he talks about his first Wimbledon trophy in 2003, he says the Swede was an inspiration to reaching what he still considers the main landmark in his career.