Roger Federer signs up 'childhood hero' Stefan Edberg as coach

Roger Federer, owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, says on Friday on Facebook that six-time major champion Edberg "agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open."

updated: December 28, 2013 14:47 IST
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Paris: Roger Federer on Friday announced that his "childhood hero" Stefan Edberg will become part of his coaching team for ten weeks at the Australian Open, the season's first Grand Slam.

Edberg, a former world number one and a six-time major winner, had been hitting with Federer over the winter as the Swiss gears up for what could be a make-or-break season.

"I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Luthi on my coaching team," said Federer, the 17-time major winner but whose ranking is now down at six in the world.

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