27 Jul 2010

Annacone to work with Federer

11:54 am on 27 July 2010

Roger Federer is to work with coach Paul Annacone for a "test period" as the 16-time Grand Slam tennis champion looks to get back to winning ways.

The Swiss will team up with Annacone as the American works out the remainder of his contract as men's head coach at England's Lawn Tennis Association until November.

Federer has slipped to third in the rankings after losing in the quarter-finals of the last two Grand Slams.

Annacone is a former coach to Pete Sampras and Tim Henman.

Federer, who's 28, has won Wimbledon six times, the US Open five times, the French Open once and sealed his fourth Australian title earlier this year.

Federer has had several temporary associations with coaches in recent years, including Darren Cahill, Jose Higueras and Tony Roche.

He is next due in competitive action at the Rogers Cup in Toronto from August 9th, before the US Open gets under way on 30 August.