Roger Federer arrived at the Estoril Open in portugal on Saturday with tennis coach Jose Higueras.
Federer has been without a coach since splitting with Tony Roche almost a year ago. After suffering a bout of mononucleosis at the beginning of the season, he has not gone beyond the semifinals in any of the four events he has played this year. His title drought has triggered speculation about a slump and calls to bring in outside help.
Higueras has previously worked with Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera and Jennifer Capriati and is known for his conditioning and clay-court expertise. Nobody knows yet if this is a short- or long-term coaching arrangement, nor whether Higueras will be regularly traveling with Federer to tournaments.
But i fell that federe will be back to his best soon and is a real contender for the french open 2008.