Rising Swiss tennis star Dominic Stricker is currently on a three-week trial period with Roger Federer’s former coach Peter Lundgren, according to Tages-Anzeiger’s Simon Graf.
Some interesting tennis news: @DominicStricker works with Peter Lundgren for the next three weeks.
It’s a test to find out if that might be suitable for longer. Guided Lundgren @Roger Federer professionals and his first degree in @Wimbledon in 2003. #swisstennis — Simon Graf (@SimonGraf1) March 6, 2023
After the late coach Peter Carter tragically lost his life, Federer added coach Lundgren to his team.
In 2003, Lundgren guided Federer to his Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. Now Lundgren is on trial with a talented Swiss tennis player. Stricker, ranked 126th in the world, certainly hopes the trial period goes well and Lundgren becomes his full-time coach.
Stricker is one of the most promising Swiss players
Last September, former 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer retired from professional tennis. Another Swiss tennis icon, Stan Wawrinka, will turn 38 later this month and is no longer one of the best in the game.
Right now, 26-year-old Marc-Andrea Huesler, who is ranked 51st in the world, is the highest-ranked Swiss male tennis player. However, Stricker is considered the most talented and promising Swiss tennis player. In late January, Stricker won his fourth Challenger title after beating Giulio Zeppieri in the Rovereto Challenger final.
For Stricker, it was his first title since winning the Zug Challenger last July. “Winning a title after a bit of fighting is great. I am back fully motivated and happy. I think I’m on a good track now.
[My goal for this year] it was not having a week winning a title and then losing three first rounds, just to be more consistent. For my ranking, Top 100 would be great, but rankings change very quickly. A lot can happen in a week,» said Stricker after winning the Rovereto Challenger.
This week, Stricker is competing in the Lugano Challenger. Two years ago, Stricker captured his first Challenger title after beating Vitaliy Sachko in the Lugano final. Whether Stricker can win his second Lugano title this week remains to be seen.