Roger Federer is again looking for another coach as Jose Higueras is the new USTAs Director of Coaching for Elite Player Development. Higueras was employed by Federer to improve his results in the clay court season.
The new person tipped for the job is of course Aussie Darren Cahill. Cahill guided Lleyton Hewitt to the top of his game and then helped Agassi make a major comeback late in his career. However, Las Vegas-based Cahill, currently a television analyst with ESPN, has been a long-term coaching target of Federer ever since he split with Peter Lundgren at the end of 2003. The Adelaide-born Aussie was a close friend of the late Peter Carter, Federer’s coach during his formative years who was tragically killed in a South African road accident.