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.
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:31
from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Almost 34-year-old tennis star Roger Federer thinks he is far from quitting. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Swiss talks about the secret of his self confidence, the advice to his four children and the gulls of Monaco.
Mr Federer, your two younger twins are now one year old. Is travelling for tournaments more exhausting for the parents or for the four children?
For the parents. Through the many bags you are not as flexible, but like a storm on the go. Although it is funny that we are many people and you can hide in the group. But we always prepare for the worst case. Just like for a tennis match we pack up ten t-shirts, three pairs of shorts, three pairs of shoes and extra shoelaces. You have to make sure you have got enough clothes on the court, if it starts to rain four times, and so you do not have to wear sweaty pants again at the end. That's all already happened.
But the stress doesn't seem to affect you...
I think it's an absolute privilege for Mirka and me to experience something like that as parents. We even know it so well enough. The first time I was travelling to tournaments I was 13 years old. Twenty years later, I am still in the process, so I can have a bit of what is called travel experience.
To show a child how to behave on the road, how different cultures and cities are, where you have to mind the cars especially, this is an incredible school of life. It's surprising to me saying that I have such a big family and still play.
Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:57
Defeated by Gael Monfils in the third round of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, Federer was upset again in a claycourt tournament.
The Swiss who has never won in the Principality answered our questions after this new setback. Calm and serene, the world No. 2 will quickly start to work again.
This is the fourth time that you are beaten by Gael Monfils. Is he a player who gives you problems?
The matches have always been difficult facing Monfils. In the past I've always had great problems with him. He is a player who has an incredible potential. No matter where he plays and who he faces, he will always have a card to play.
Friday, 10 April 2015 15:03
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.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:17
by Mauro Cappiello
Two pictures taken by a fan with Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer, and shared on the Twitter account @camerlengo73 yesterday, seem to prove that the duo are currently together in Zurich, preparing the claycourt swing.
As we are well beyond the start of April, this also means that the partnership has gone past the ten week mark set by Roger Federer at the beginning of the year in Australia and will probably reach the end of 2015, on the lines of what happened last year.