Roger Federer announced on his website today that he has split with his coach Paul Annacone.
“After a terrific 3 ½ years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives,” Federer wrote. “When we started together we had a vision of a 3 year plan to win another Grand Slam title and get back to the number #1 ranking. Along with many other goals and great memories, these 2 main goals were achieved. After numerous conversations culminating at the end of our most recent training block, we felt like this was the best time and path for both of us. Paul remains a dear friend, and we both look forward to continuing our friendship.
“I want to thank Paul for his help and the value he has added to me and my team.”
Under Annacone, who wasn’t in Shanghai, Federer won on slam at the 2012 Wimbledon. But this season he failed to reach even a final and has just one title overall.
Federer first signed up Annacone in the summer of 2010. The 50-yer-old Annacone had previously coach Pete Sampras and Tim Henman among others.
Federer, who in his first since the US Open lost in the third round at Shanghai to Gael Monfils, will have a week off before playing his home event in Basel.
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