Ivan Ljubicic makes shock Roger Federer admission


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Ivan Ljubicic makes shock Roger Federer admission

Ivan Ljubicic is one of the "heads" behind the Piatti Tennis Center project, the new academy founded by the tennis coach Riccardo Piatti in northern Italy. After a conference call to launch the academy, Ljubicic spoke, in an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport, about his co-operation with Roger Federer and how he is tried to help without making any big changes in Roger's game and mental aspect. 'My work with Roger is complicated, it's very complicated to manage to improve such a player,' the former world no.

3 admitted. 'But the easiness, transferring a simple idea to the player covers an important part.' About the Next Generation's breakthrough, Ljubicic added: 'They are close. Borna (Coric) already beat (Andy) Murray and (Rafael) Nadal and made Roger struggle a lot in Indian Wells by playing so well.

But it is one thing to play a match well, to win or to get closer to beating them, but it is another thing to beat them several times, on the most important stages like Grand Slams.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'Federer, Djokovic are talented, but they worked hard' .