The 39 year old retired Croatian Tennis player, Ivan Ljubicic has been coaching Federer since the past three years now. Under his tenure as a coach, Federer has undertaken a remarkable comeback to win 3 grand slams.
Explaining what its like to coach the Swiss star, Ljubicic said, “My work with Roger is complicated, it’s very complicated to manage to improve such a player,
“But the easiness, transferring a simple idea to the player covers an important part”.
Federer has been openly vocal about how Ljubicic has helped him improve his game. Earlier in 2018, he said, “As a team, we are talking tactics a lot obviously before the matches right now,”
“I feel like he’s constantly thinking how he can make me a better player.”
The Croatian also spoke about Borna Coric, his fellow Croatian, who’s already beaten Murrary and Nadal.
“They are close,” he said “Borna (Coric) already beat (Andy) Murray and (Rafael) Nadal and made Roger struggle a lot in Indian Wells by playing so well.
“But it is one thing to play a match well, to win or to get closer to beating them, but it is another to beat them several times, on the most important stages like Grand Slams.”
Federer was recently slammed by Feliciano Lopez, the 36 year old from Spain for skipping the clay court season again, after missing it entirely in 2017 as well.
“I want Federer to play in Madrid again before he retires,” said Lopez.
“Federer has the same obligation as the other players to play the Masters 1000.
“But he again decided not to play at this time of the season, as it will be on clay. It is a pity.
“It is as important as the grass or hard-court seasons.
Federer announced at the end of Indiana Wells that he’ll be missing on the clay season this year.