Roger Federer has confirmed that Stefan Edberg will leave his coaching team after two years and will be replaced by former world number three Ivan Ljubicic for the 2016 season.
Edberg helped Federer win 11 ATP world tour events and reach three grand slam finals during their two-season partnership, while reinventing the Swiss right-hander's attacking game.
Federer lost each of three major finals to Novak Djokovic, at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015 and the US Open in 2015, but Edberg played a central role in the 17-time grand slam champion keep pace with the world number one. The pair were expected to split at the end of their first season together, however their success saw their relationship extended.
"After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team," Federer said via his official Facebook page. "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."
Six-time major winner Edberg will be replaced by Croatian Ljubicic starting from next term. A former coach of Milos Raonic and manager of Tomas Berdych, the 36-year-old will work alongside existing coach Severin Luthi – the current Switzerland Davis Cup captain.
"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," the 34-year-old added upon announcing the appointment of the former Olympic singles bronze medallist. "Both Daniel Troxler, my physiotherapist and Pierre Paganini, my long-time fitness trainer, will remain part of my technical team."