London, Jan 10: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has said that he is feeling ‘inspired and motivated’ with Stefan Edberg as his new coach, ahead of the Australian Open.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Federer has been ringing the changes in the hope of extending a career which has already brought him 17 Grand Slam singles titles by dispensing with Paul Annacone and bringing in Edberg into his coaching team.
According to The Independent, Edberg, who will be with Federer for 10 weeks of the year, had been appointed at a time when two other former greats of the game, Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl, are working with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray respectively.
Although Tony Roche was a major factor in Federer’s successful years, while Annacone helped him to win his seventh Wimbledon crown after more than two years without a Grand Slam title, however, the Swiss feels that working with Edberg is a very special situation for him as he is feeling very inspired and motivated right now.
According to Federer, Edberg was the player whom he watching the most when he was growing up and has influenced him most in terms of inspiring him as a tennis player.