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"I felt like I was twenty years old again. Certainly I would have preferred to have won in '89, but I went back to that time and it was fantastic. I played like then. Only this way I could beat someone like Chang on clay..." - Stefan Edberg on his revenge against Michael Chang at the 1996 French Open. Read the article

The peace of golf

from Tennis de France 
photo report by Tommy Hindley
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

Golf scene in Melbourne during the Australian Open near Flinders Park. Waiting for their turn on the course, Tony Roche, Tony Pickard, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl look very meditative. Yet, as evidenced by the warm handshake between Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg - the official world champion and "the other" - the famous general outcry for the title seems not to have spoiled their relationship. Especially, if their rivalry in tennis is very close, Lendl's superiority in golf suffers no challenge.

Very concentrated, Stefan Edberg, when putting. He plays golf since a much shorter time than Lendl who also gives him some advice, but as Mats Wilander before him, he has started feeling the effects of the famous golfers virus.

Since he lives in the south of France, Stefan, always accompanied by Annette, has been taking every opportunity to make the course to improve, but he is not yet at Ivan's level who plays a ten or twelve handicap.


The peace of golf

 

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