Severin Lüthi

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Severin Lüthi
Severin Lüthi - Basel Swiss Indoors 2014 - DSC8492.jpg
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1976-01-05) 5 January 1976 (age 45)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 622 (23 October 1995)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 448 (25 November 1996)
Coaching career (2007)
Switzerland Roger Federer (since 2007)
Switzerland Davis Cup team (Co-trainer 2002-2005)
Switzerland Davis Cup team (Captain since 2005)
Coaching awards and records
Awards

Severin Lüthi (born 5 January 1976) is a Swiss tennis coach and former player. He has coached the Swiss Davis Cup Team for many years and has also been a long-time coach of Roger Federer.

Lüthi grew up in Stettlen, on the outskirts of Bern. He played tennis in his youth and once beat Gustavo Kuerten. He gave up tennis at the age of 20 and served a commercial apprenticeship with his father's company.

He briefly attended university, but found that it did not interest him. Instead, he got involved in sports, first soccer, then as assistant coach of the Swiss Davis Cup team in 2002 when Peter Carter was killed in an automobile accident in South Africa. After three years, he was promoted to team captain.

He has toured with Federer since 2007.

He coached the team that won the Davis Cup for Switzerland in November 2014, as Roger Federer beat Richard Gasquet.

References[edit]

  • Biography on the Credit Suisse site (no longer available)