Stefan Edberg worked with Roger Federer in 2014 and 2015, now the Swede may be back on the road again. The Swedish young player Mikael Ymer revealed in a press conference during the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan that he will probably soon start working with the six-time Major winner.
"He was next court when I played in Stockholm. We have talked about it before. We just never had the chance to make it happen. But we were talking after my match", said Ymer. "Of course he's one of my biggest idols.
I said that I would love to come in the preseason if we both have the time. He said, you know, You're welcome any time. It's nothing confirmed. But hopefully we will very soon, because I think it would benefit very much, considering I'm also working on my offense.
Also of course there is other things, but there is no one else to learn volleys as good as you can from Stefan. So I'm very, very looking forward to it. I'm going to give him a call very soon." "I remember when I was very young I went and played an exhibition match, I think, at his club", continued Ymer.
"He has a very beautiful club where he lives. But besides that, for me, I would say, out of all the athletes that I met, Stefan, for me, is the cool, like, the best, the coolest. And, you know, the way he carries himself and how humble he is after being one of the biggest legends is, for me, inspiring.
And there is, since I was a kid, still today, you know, I have seen him, he treats everyone the same and he's always been so, so nice to not only me but to my family. So for me, Stefan is someone I really look up to, and I think not only me but a lot of people. Maybe everyone can learn a lot from Stefan."