Peter Lundgren, Roger Federer's former coach, penalised for tax evasion

Peter Lundgren, Roger Federer's former coach, penalised for tax evasion

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Peter Lundgren is a known face in international tennis, Having coached former world no. 1s, and Grand Slam champions like Marcelo Rios, Marat Safin and Roger Federer. The 52-year-old started to work with the Swiss in 2000, and they split after Federer won his first Major at 2003 Wimbledon, by beating Mark Philippoussis in the final.

In the last decade Lundgren coached Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniela Hantuchova and he worked at a tennis academ in Houston, United States. In 2016, he also coached Swede Mikael Ymer. Now Lundgren has received a fine of 440,000 SEK (Swedish Krona), equivalent to $52,000, as he hasn't reported his income from activities in the United States (2011-2014), as revealed by Expressen.

During the hearing, the Gudmundrå native explained he didn't have any real estate in Hunnebostrand, Sweden, where he had previously set his residence, but authorities said he must declare any income under the Swedish tax system.

Earlier in August 2017, Lundgren was fined SEK 1.1 million ($130,000), he appealed against which reduced his fine by more than half. ALSO READ: Australian Open - Entry List: Roger Federer wants to write history again .