"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.