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Federer splits with Edberg

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Roger Federer has ended his partnership with coach Stefan Edberg after two years. 

The world No 3 won 11 tournaments, including three ATP Masters events, under the Swede's guidance, but failed to add to his 17 Grand Slam titles, although he did reach three finals and two semi-finals while also finishing runner-up at the World Tour Finals in both of their seasons together.

The pair initially only agreed to work together for one year in 2014 before Edberg agreed to stay on in the role and his place on Federer's coaching team will be taken by Ivan Ljubicic, who will work alongside long-time coach Severin Luthi. 

A statement on Federer's website read: "After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team. 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 long-time fitness trainer, will remain part of my technical team."

A statement from Edberg on the website of the ATP Tour read: "Roger and I had a wonderful two years together.

"When he originally approached me at the end of 2013, I committed to work with him for only a year. It became very clear from the start that this was going to be a special partnership, working with the greatest ambassador tennis has ever seen.

"After an amazing 2014, I decided to continue on for another year, but with a clear understanding that it would be my last year given the time commitment.

"I believe Roger still has a lot left to give to the sport of tennis and is capable of winning the big events. Roger and I will remain close friends and I will always feel part of the Federer team. I hope to try and come watch Roger play some tournaments in 2016."

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