Roger Federer has announced on Wednesday that he would no longer be working with former Swedish World No. 1 and six-time grand slam champion Stefan Edberg. Federer revealed that Edberg will be replaced by former World No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic.

In a statement posted on Federer’s official website, the 17-time grand slam champion has expressed his gratitude towards Edberg for joining his team and for extending their partnership through 2015. He revealed that Edberg only signed up for one season, but the retired Swedish tennis star was amenable to lengthen their working relationship until this season.

“After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol for agreeing to join my team,” Federer wrote. “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.”

Federer further announced that Switzerland’s Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi, who has been working with him since 2008, will remain as his main coach. He added that his physiotherapist Daniel Troxler and fitness trainer Pierre Paganini will still be joining him on tour. Ljubicic, who previously worked with Canadian No. 1 Milos Raonic, will be the new addition to his coaching team.

Meanwhile, Edberg has also released a statement to about his split with the Swiss tennis maestro. The 49-year-old said he had a “wonderful” job working with Federer, whom he calls the “greatest ambassador tennis has ever seen.”

“I believe Roger still has a lot left to give to the sport or tennis and is capable of winning the big events,” Edberg said. “Roger and I will remain close friends and I will always feel part of the Federer team.”

Federer hired Edberg in late 2013. Although the Swiss failed to add another grand slam title to his tally while working with Edberg, he managed to climb back up the world rankings especially after a difficult 2013 season. He finished the 2014 and 2015 seasons, ranked second and third, respectively. Federer also hauled 11 titles, including six this season, with Edberg.

Currently, Federer is taking part in the second season of the International Premiere Tennis League (IPTL). He is slated to play in three legs of the team tennis exhibition tournament in Singapore, India, and Dubai. He will kick off his 2016 campaign in an attempt to defend his title at the Brisbane International.

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