In an interview to RTP, the six-time Grand Slam winner Stefan Edberg praised Roger Federer. The Swede, who worked with the Swiss player in 2014 and 2015, said: 'Roger is definitely blessed by an unbelievable talent.
But he understands (the game) like no other, to reinvent his game more and more. A few years ago everyone would think the changing of the guard would be upcoming. And? Nothing happened.' Federer will head into this month's Australian Open as one of the top favourites, also because he has won there in the last two years.
But Roger's resurgence started in 2014 when Edberg became his coach. 'When you play at such level as Roger does it's not about basics', explained Edberg. 'There are a lot of small details. It's about motivation and health.
He was trying for new things at the time, he may need a voice to prepare him for his challenges. It was a very exciting and intense relationship.' Asked if he regularly contacts Federer, Edberg replied: 'Not all days.
He has so many people on Tour around him that he doesn't need my comments.' Edberg had never coached before joining Federer's team: 'Believe me, my phone was ringing very often and I listened to exciting projects.
But in the end, I was not ready to sacrifice myself so much for tennis. I travelled my whole life, now a new chapter of life started. I am playing some sports, I am in the financial world and I spend a lot of time with my family.
I am a happy person.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title