Federer joins past masters club with Edberg swoop
PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer on Friday became the latest marquee player to exploit tennis's rich heritage when he named former world number one and six-time major winner Stefan Edberg as part of his coaching team.
Federer, the record 17-time Grand Slam title winner, described the 49-year-old as his "childhood hero" and revealed that the Swede will work with him and coach Severin Luthi for 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open.
The 32-year-old becomes the latest star to tap a former Grand Slam title-winning player as coach.
Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker, a six-time major champion, Richard Gasquet has taken on double French Open winner Sergi Bruguera, Marin Cilic has renewed his partnership with 2001 Wimbledon king Goran Ivanisevic while Kei Nishikori signed up Michael Chang, the 1989 winner at Roland Garros.