Tennis: Federer splits with American coach Annacone
(REUTERS) - Roger Federer has split from his American coach Paul Annacone with the struggling Swiss former world number saying on Saturday that it was the best time to make a change.
"After a terrific 3-1/2 years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives," the 32-year-old Federer said on his website (www.rogerfederer.com).
The announcement came two days after the world number seven was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters by France's Gael Monfils.
Federer, winner of a record 17 grand slams, is battling to qualify for next month's end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th consecutive year.