Tennis-Federer splits with coach Annacone


Oct 12 (Reuters) - Roger Federer has split with his coach Paul Annacone, the Swiss former world number one said on Saturday.

"After a terrific 3-1/2 years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives," Federer said on his website (

The announcement came two days after the world number seven was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters by France's Gael Monfils.

Federer, winner of a record 17 grand slams, is battling to qualify for next month's end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th consecutive year. (Writing by Alison Wildey; editing by Ken Ferris)

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