Roger Federer is full of excitement this week. He broke the news on Christmas Eve that he and his wife Mirka are expecting baby number three. He also just made an announcement that was not unexpected to most tennis fans. According to Sports Illustrated on Dec. 27, Federer has asked Stefan Edberg to join his official coaching team.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page, "I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Luthi on my coaching team.” He went on to say that his childhood hero, as he calls him, would be working with the team for at least 10 weeks. Luthi has been with Federer for seven years now and he is looking ahead to making the team strong enough for the Fed to be able to win some tournaments in the upcoming year. Hopefully having Edberg as part of the team with him will give the Swiss an edge in his tennis game.
"I'm really excited to be part of Roger's team and I hope together we can bring out his best tennis," Edberg said about his new job. The Swede joins the growing trend of tennis legends that have jumped on the band wagon to work with the major players of today. Novak Djokovic announced Boris Becker as his new coach just a week ago. He is also hoping to step up his tennis for next year. It could be anyone’s game at this point.
Do you think Stefan Edberg can bring some new energy to Roger Federer’s tennis?