Federer announces Edberg split, new coaching team

Roger Federer announced Stefan Edberg would no longer be part of his new-look coaching setup heading into next year.

Edberg, a six-time grand slam champion, was part of the Swiss great’s coaching team in 2014 and 2015.

But Federer said their partnership was coming to an end, with Croatian Ivan Ljubicic to join the 17-time grand slam champion’s team with head coach Severin Luthi.

“After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team,” Federer said in a statement.

“It was a dream come true. Although it was supposed to only be for 2014, Stefan was great and agreed to extend the partnership through this year, which I really appreciated.

“He taught me so much and his influence on my game will remain. He will always be a part of my team.

“Severin Luthi, who I have been working with since 2008, will continue to be my main coach and he will be joined by Ivan Ljubicic. Both Daniel Troxler, my physiotherapist and Pierre Paganini, my longtime fitness trainer, will remain part of my technical team.”

Federer enjoyed a strong year that included being runner-up at Wimbledon and the US Open.

But the 34-year-old is without a grand slam title since 2012, when he took out the title at the All England Club.