(December 27, 2013) Add Roger Federer to the list of players hiring Hall of Famers as coaches. Andy Murray has Ivan Lendl and Novak Djokovic recently hired Boris Becker. The 17-time major champion Federer is adding childhood hero Stefan Edberg to his coaching team. Severin Luthi will continue to work with the world No. 6 as well.
The Swiss revealed on his Facebook page and website that Edberg “agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open.”
Federer parted ways with his last coach Paul Annacone in October.
Here is the full announcement from RogerFederer.com
I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Lüthi on my coaching team. Severin, who has been part of my team for the last 7 years, will do most of the weeks and Stefan has agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Stefan was my childhood hero, and I am really looking forward to spending time and learning from him.
“I’m really excited to be part of Roger’s team and I hope together we can bring out his best tennis,” Stefan Edberg commented.
Severin Lüthi added: “Roger will play a full schedule next year so we both wanted to make sure we had a solid team in place. I want to continue to improve and innovate Roger’s game and I really look forward to be working with Stefan. Like Roger, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Stefan and I am sure he will bring a lot to our team as Roger continues to chase titles in 2014.”