Former world number 1 Stefan Edberg expressed his delight in taking charge as the lone coach of Roger Federer in the ongoing Rogers Cup.
The Swede, a six-time Grand Slam winner, stressed that he had never imagined that he would be sitting in the stands as the lone coach to Federer.
The 48-year-old took charge for a short term as Federer's long-time coach Severin Luthi would not attend the ATP event in Toronto. Edberg said he is excited about his role and this week will make a huge difference in his life.
"I'm here on my own this week and I think I'm coming with the few ideas how he can handle different things, maybe technically and a few small things," Edberg pointed out. "But I can't make that much of a difference, but a little bit of a difference I think I can make. It has been good so far."
Edberg stated that his life changed ever since he got a call from Federer back in December, when the 17-time Grand Slam winner invited him to join his coaching team.
"It's nothing that I thought that I ever would do, but obviously being around Roger and the way he is as a person on and off court has actually been a very, very good journey so far," said Edberg. "It's been good to see him making some progress this year."
Discussing Federer's performance in the 2014 Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, the Swede explained it was a mere difference of one or two points in the fifth set that changed the game completely.
"He was very, very close to winning at Wimbledon. There was one or two points that made a difference in that final, which was one of the better finals I have watched in the past in the many, many years.
"But that's the way it is in tennis. But I still believe the way he's playing, and if he can keep working and stay healthy, he's got a shot of doing very well here going forward.
Federer has advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Canada's Peter Polansky.