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ROGER FED­ERER is adding Ste­fan Ed­berg to his team, part of a re­cent trend of top ten­nis play­ers hir­ing exs­tars as coaches.

Fed­erer, owner of a record 17 Grand Slam ti­tles, said on Fri­day on Face­book that six-time ma­jor cham­pion Ed­berg “agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks start­ing at the Aus­tralian Open.”

Fed­erer refers to Ed­berg as his “childhood hero.” Sev­erin Luthi will con­tinue to work with Fed­erer, too.

In Oc­to­ber, Fed­erer split with coach Paul An­na­cone af­ter 3½ sea­sons to­gether.

Fed­erer fin­ished 2013 ranked No. 6. It’s the first sea­son since 2002 he didn’t reach a ma­jor fi­nal. – AP

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