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"I've never really thought about coaching and if it had not been Federer doing the asking, honestly, I would not have been interested" - Stefan Edberg about Roger Federer's proposal to be part of his team. Read the interview

Interviews

Bring back the serve and volley, says Edberg

from Abs-Cbn News.com
by Ma. Rosanna Mina

Tennis legend Stefan Edberg talks about today’s game as well as the players of this generation

MANILA, Philippines. The serve and volley is a rarity in singles tennis these days, with netters playing long rallies from the baseline more often than not. This is what tennis legend Stefan Edberg of Sweden lamented about today’s game, noting that the serve and volley rarity takes away the excitement from singles tennis.

“It’s completely lost. It’s sad in a way,” Edberg told abs-cbnNEWS.com in an exclusive interview during the sidelines of the 2010 Hong Kong Tennis Classic press conference.

The former World No. 1 reasoned that the serve and volley, a style of play wherein the player moves quickly towards the net after hitting a serve, adds “variation to the game.”

The serve and volley style aims to put immediate pressure on the opponent as the server quickly moves forward to make a volley with the aim of scoring a winner.

 

"Even in retirement, we remain competitors in our souls"


Stefan Edberg and Tim Henmanduring a moment of his visit at the Tennis Warehouse shops

from We love tennis.fr
by Pauline Dahlem
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

In the development of Tennis Warehouse Europe, Stefan Edberg, great champion, former world number 1 and winner of six Grand Slams, came to visit the entire team at Tennis Warehouse Europe and its customers. On Wednesday, May 19 the Swede took an autograph session in two stores of the world leader of equipment sales on the internet, Schutterwald (Germany) and Illkirch (France), before confiding in an exclusive interview.

Tennis Warehouse Europe: First of all thank you for your time, your presence has honored us. You have decided to end your career at the end of 1996. What have you done since then and what are your activities today?
No problem, the pleasure is all mine. There have been many changes. Tennis has been enormously important in my life. But today I switched to something else. After living in London for much of my career, I decided 10 years ago to get back to Sweden. Now I spend my time working in my office at home. I work in finance and real estate. Nevertheless, I remain involved in tennis, I still play regularly. My life now is really different from what it was when I was on the tour.

 

Best & Worst: Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg interviewed by The Sunday Times answers the Best & Worst game about his professional career.

From The Sunday Times

What was the best moment of your career?

The first time I became the world’s No 1-ranked player in 1990 would be right up there with winning Wimbledon two years earlier. Ivan Lendl was the player I knocked off the top and he’d been there a long time.

What was your worst moment?

There are two. The first was losing the final of French Open in 1989 to a 17-year-old Michael Chang. It was the only time I got beyond the quarter-final at Roland Garros. The other was 7½ years later and my last match, which came in the Davis Cup final against France in Malmo. I knew it was where I would bow out but I got injured early in my first match against Cedric Pioline. I lost in straight sets.

What was the best thing about being a player in your era?

I played in the tail-end of one stunning era and figured in another later in my career. McEnroe, Connors and Lendl were still around when I broke through. Boris [Becker] was pretty much a constant as we began playing each other when we were juniors but then Sampras, Agassi, Courier and Goran [Ivanisevic] came to the fore when the older guys bowed out. There was a little more edge between the players in that first era but the quality of play was always so high in the second.

Tags: career, best, worst
 

Edberg: Lendl had Wimbledon, I had Paris

from ISport.cz 
by Jan Jaroch
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

He's a guy from the old school. Carefully arranged hair, as well as sleek appearance that complements a shirt with a collar. Six-time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg even at forty-three has lost none of his nobleness, which made him a crowd favorite and caused ATP to name the Sportsmanship award after him.

No wonder that the Swedish star has a career in business today. Edberg told not only that before today's performance at the exhibition Advantage Tennis in an exclusive interview for Sport and MF Dnes.

You have the reputation of a great tennis gentleman. When did you last go mad during a tennis match?

"It’s been a long time... (laughs) You can get annoyed for many reasons. When I played, I was able to get angry with myself. But of course not as bad as John McEnroe. Last time I went crazy with myself on the court was when I was a junior. I was some sixteen, I threw the racket against the wall and destroyed it. Then I was no longer pissed because of tennis in my life. Then I said this was not necessary and it would not happen again.

You had a similar path as Roger Federer, who turned to a gentleman of the courts out of an angry guy...

"Yes, I see some things that I have shared with Federer. He is also very calm on the court and off."

 

Video interview with Stefan Edberg

In this video released for Wilson, Stefan Edberg talks about modern tennis, serve & volley, his impressions on today's players and rivalries and his tennis memories.

 
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