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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roger Federer Appoints Paul Annacone for a Trial Period

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has appointed Paul Annacone as his new coach for a trial period. Federer, ranked 3rd in the ATP ranking, has failed to defend his French Open and Wimbledon titles this year and is now looking to retain the US Open title.

Roger Federer started the year winning the Australian Open, but could not even reach the semi final of French Open and Wimbledon. As a result he lost his no. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal and is now at the 3rd position in the ranking, his worst since November 2003.

The 28-year-old has been going through a tough time. Now, the appointment of Paul Annacone, who earlier worked with former great Pete Sampras for a long time, indicates that Federer is now desperate to bounce back in the US Open 2010.

About Annacone’s appointment, Federer said to the media, “I've been looking to add someone to my team and I've decided to spend some days with Paul Annacone.

As Paul winds down his responsibilities working for the Lawn Tennis Association, we will explore our relationship through this test period.

Paul will work alongside my existing team and I am excited to learn from his experiences."

Roger Federer has already become a legend in tennis, but his recent topsy-turvy form has been a matter of big concern and he is now desperate to come out of this. Federer last year surpassed Sampras to hold the record for highest Grand Slam singles titles. The Swiss great also holds many other prestigious records including the record for holding the no.1 ranking for most consecutive weeks.

Now, Federer would like to retain the no. 1 ranking and get back his his dominating form with the assistance of Paul Annacone.

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