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"I understand players like to play according to their strenghts, but just for changing it a little, they should approach the net. I'm sure their chances would increase" - Stefan Edberg on the disappearing of attacking play style. Read the article

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"I felt as if we had known each other all our lives..."

from Göteborgs Posten
by Eric Hilmersson
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

He is our last world number one, but today he wants to "act without being seen" ... Nevertheless, two years ago he accepted the most prestigious job in the tennis world: to coach Roger Federer... "It was as if we had known each other all our lives," says Stefan Edberg of his first meeting with the greatest in tennis history.


Stefan Edberg with Magnus Gustafsson (photo Joel Marklund)

During his career, Stefan Edberg was known as a gentleman, a humble and correct perfectionist who left the big gestures behind and let the serve&volley game speak to the world tennis venues. An image that initially earned him the epithet of dull, but gradually won more and more respect, especially in London, which became his hometown as a 18-year-old and where he met Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final for three years in a row (1988-1990). He won two of them and the Londoners adopted that same shy Swede. In Sweden he won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1990 and inspired all the young players to to go to the net after their serve.

The 50-year-old who walks into the Ullevi Tennis Klubb in March 2016 is essentially the same Stefan Edberg who won 41 singles titles during the ‘80s and ‘90s: well groomed, polite and unwilling to be at the center - although he is undoubtedly the star of this evening.

 

Tennis Legend visited Jönköping

from Jnytt.se
by Peter Gustafsson
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

On Tuesday, the Racquet Centre in Jönköping had a great introduction. Stefan Edberg, one of the best tennis players of all time, was in fact visiting the tournament.  - I have mostly good memories from here, he says to Jnytt.

On Tuesday the tennis day was celebrated in Jonkoping with the Mini Challenger. Clubs, juniors and coaches were invited and one of the highlights was a lecture by Stefan Edberg.

- I have been invited to come to Jönköping and keep a small talk. There are over 100 young people who are here and play a mini-tennis tournament. Then they got the chance to listen to me and my experiences through my tennis career. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to watch tennis matches here, so it's a very good initiative from the management of the tennis tournament, - he said.

 

Stefan Edberg sees the light at the end of the tunnel

from Jp.se
by Torbjörn Berlstedt
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

JÖNKÖPING - As the RC Open is currently underway at the Racquet Centre, we talked to former world number one Stefan Edberg about the crazy shape of the Swedish tennis curve.  - We got lost in development, he analyzes.

- It is important that we go to the bottom of things and find a way forward again, - says the man from Småland during an interview on the spot in the buzz around the mini tennis tournament.

It is as if time has stood still when you meet Edberg. Or as if the clock had stopped. Honestly, the 50-year-old sports star is not more colorful now than he was off the tennis court at the time.

But no one can take away from him the world number one he has been, as well as the aura of one of the last classic serve and volley specialists.

 

Edberg says no to Swedish tv show

from Expressen.se
by Linus Sunnervik
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

Despite a "perfect match" Stefan Edberg parted ways from Roger Federer. The tennis legend now tells about his friendship with Federer and why he has said no to SVT's popular tv show Mästarnas MästareMästarnas Mästare (The Master of Champions) is a Swedish tv competition-show based on the Belgian format "Eeuwige Roem". The program involves a number of former sports stars, who have all been champions in their sports and face each other in different disciplines until only one remains, to be elected the Master of Champions.. "I am happy to keep a lower profile," said Edberg.

 

Stefan Edberg interviewed by Bloomberg

from Bloomberg


Just ahead of Wimbledon, Stefan Edberg was interviewed by the Bloomberg business news tv about the impact technology is having on today's tennis.

The interview was inside a feature broadcast by Bloomberg Tv on the launching of Sony Smart Sensor, a new analysis device for tennis data that is supposed to enhance the coaching activity thanks to the support of statistics.

Stefan also talked about his financial activity and the latest developments of the CASE asset management company he owns in Sweden.

 
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