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"It is fantastic and I can't believe it. It still hasn't sunk into my system yet" - Stefan Edberg straight after winning his first Wimbledon title. Read the article

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What's the best sportsmanship moment of the year?

by Mauro Cappiello

Last October 17th nominees were made for the ATP awards.

Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori will compete for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, a prize that goes to "the player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities."

While waiting for the winner (voted by fellow players) to be announced before the ATP World Tour Finals in London, in this post we want to celebrate all the contenders with a video of their top on-court sportsmanship moment of the year.

 

Basel, where Stefan was the king


Stefan Edberg beat Yannick Noah in the final of the 1986 Swiss Indoors
Basel was one of the most successful tournaments for Stefan Edberg. He won three times there, in 1985, 1986 and 1988, and played two finals, losing in 1989 to Jim Courier in five sets and in 1993 to Michael Stich in four sets.

You will find lots of wonderful moments related to Stefan in the video below that was published on Youtube by the official website of the tournament some time ago and collects fantastic highlights of the history of the event (until 2012).

The one starting tomorrow will be the 45th edition of the Swiss indoors and we simply wish that all the long-time stages of the ATP World Tour would host a clip like this on their websites. (mc)

 

Stefan Edberg under X-rays, with "La Gazzetta"

by Mauro Cappiello

Italian daily sports paper "La Gazzetta dello Sport" launched a great initiative for all the fans of vintage and contemporary tennis. "I grandi del tennis ai raggi X" (Tennis greats under X-rays) is a collection of 22 volumes dedicated to the most important protagonists of the sport, on both men's and women's sides, from the 80's up to now.

The books, in pocket-size format, will be available every Monday at an extra of € 4,99 plus the price of the daily paper issue (€ 1,40), but the first volume, dedicated to John McEnroe, will be sold on Monday October 30th at an extra price of just 1 euro.

 

Create our Stefan Edberg Facebook page new cover!

by Mauro Cappiello

We suddenly realized that our Facebook page cover image is a bit outdated, but, since we have little time to make a new one and we know that surely there are many creative fans out there, we would like to give you the chance to do it for us.

If you have got some free time for us, if you have got computer graphics skills and, last but not least, if you are a real and motivated Stefan Edberg fan, you can help our page, creating our new Facebook cover image. We will watermark the picture to give you full credit and our 37,000 fans will see your work as our header for the next two months!

 

Stefan Edberg to present Australian Open trophy

from Canberra Times.com.au
by Linda Pearce

If the planets align for Roger Federer at Melbourne Park for a remarkable fifth time in January, the presentation ceremony could prove to be a rather cosy affair. The winner of the men's singles final will receive the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup from Stefan Edberg, Federer's co-coach since the start of last season.

Twenty-nine years after Edberg won the first of his two Australian Opens, the admired Swede will return to share presenting duties with the great Martina Navratilova, who will hand the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup to Li Na's successor as the women's champion the previous night.

 
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