translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
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.