Roger Federer seeks Stefan Edberg's advice ahead of Rafael Nadal clash

Switzerland's Roger Federer acknowledges fans after his victory against Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic during their men's singles match on day four of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2014
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Roger Federer says that he is heeding the advice of coaches Stefan Edberg and Severin Luthi ahead of his meeting with Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer is taking the advice of his coaching team on board ahead of his Australian Open semi-final showdown against Rafael Nadal.

The Swiss said that he was keen to discuss tactics with Stefan Edberg and Severin Luthi before taking on the Spaniard in Melbourne.

"I'm looking forward to speaking to Stefan," BBC Sport quotes Federer as saying.

"When he came to Dubai [last month] and we spoke about the game, we spoke about playing Rafa as well.

"He thought he had some good ideas, so I'm looking forward to what he has to say. Severin knows him inside out. I'm looking forward to hearing what the boys have to say."

Federer has not defeated Nadal at a major since beating him in the 2007 Wimbledon final.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060