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"I'm not ice. There are plenty of things and people that make me angry: those who tell lies, those who arrive late, those who don't care for others. And then I can not stand too long waitings in restaurants" - Stefan Edberg on his character. Read the interview

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Stefan Edberg, Don Goodwin into Rogers Cup HoF

from Rogers Cup.com

Both inductees to be celebrated with Centre Court ceremonies during Rogers Cup presented by National Bank 


Stefan Edberg receives a career award at the 1996 US Open

Toronto, July 24, 2014 – Tennis Canada announced Thursday that former world No. 1 Stefan Edberg and former Rogers Cup Master of Ceremonies Don Goodwin will be inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame during the 2014 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto in recognition of their contribution to Canada’s premier tennis tournament.

Edberg will be inducted in a Centre Court ceremony held during the Monday night session on August 4 while Goodwin will be inducted in a similar ceremony on Saturday, August 9 prior to the second singles semifinal.

“I’m honoured to be inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame,” said Edberg. “Playing the Canadian tournament was always a highlight of my calendar as a player and I look forward to returning to Toronto in my current role to celebrate this accomplishment with my team and the great Canadian tennis fans.”

 

Stefan Edberg presents a very special trophy...

by Mauro Cappiello

Last week-end, Stefan Edberg spent a couple of days at Algarve, one of the most touristic regions in Portugal, home of the Cascade Sports Academy where he is still the director of the tennis section.

His son Christopher played in the third edition of the Summer Night Tournament at the Portimão Tennis Club in the Under-18 category.

Christopher won the singles trophy in a three set final against local player Miguel Marreiros 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. The evening before, teaming with Alexandre Chaves, he had lost the doubles final to Ricardo and Miguel Marreiros.

 

STE...fans grows up, becomes teen-ager!

by Mauro Cappiello

Our website celebrates its 13th anniversary, the first under the Edberg-Federer partnership, after a year of huge growth from all the points of view. I was just having a quick look at last year's post this morning: just after Wimbledon, we were talking of a Facebook page that had gone past 16,000 members, while the Youtube and Twitter accounts had gone past 500 fans. All these numbers have more that doubled in just one year, as our community has enlarged welcoming a slice of Roger Federer fans.

Of course the partnership partly changed the nature of the website and our work behind it. We had always wondered what it would be like to run this project with an active Stefan Edberg. Over the last few months we've had the answer. Before we were used to looking for news, now we are flooded with news, pictures, videos from every part of the world, in every language.

It's very hard to keep up with it, especially when the big tournaments are under way, and this forced us to reduce our work on the vintage part of the website, which I'm sure is something that the old fans have not liked. But, after all, they will understand that this "Federer experience" is something Stefan will always be remembered for and, as long as it lasts, we'd better enjoy it fully.

 

Post-Borg era, Swedish tennis influence is off the court

from USA Today
by Douglas Robson


Stefan Edberg, Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander before an exhibition in Stockholm in 2000

WIMBLEDON, England -- No player left a bigger impression on Wimbledon in the emerging Open era than Sweden's Bjorn Borg, who won five consecutive titles in the late 1970s and was to tennis what the Beatles were to rock n' roll.

For the third year running, there is no Swedish man in Wimbledon's main draw. In fact, no man has appeared in the first round at any of the four majors since Robin Soderling here in 2011.

Like its onetime rival the USA, Swedish tennis is at a historic low point. Its highest ranked player is 24-year-old Markus Eriksson, who is well outside the top 300.

But Swedish influence in the sport – away from the court – has never been deeper. It is adding luster to a rich tennis history that has fallen on hard times.

From coaching to broadcasting to player development to business, Nordic fingers are everywhere.

 

Christopher Edberg wins before father's eyes

by Mauro Cappiello


A group picture of the Ready Play Tennis Academy. Christopher Edberg is the first on knees from the left, wearing an Adidas black sweatshirt

Christopher Edberg, Stefan's son, has qualified for the Summer Tour (Sommartouren), a junior competition that will be held from June 19th to 22nd in Båstad. Stefan, who played himself the event in his junior days, was on site to support him.

Christopher is a member of Ready Play Tennis Club, the academy run by Edberg, Larsson and Hageskog in Växjö. Although Stefan always stated his son is not intentioned in starting a professional tennis career, Christopher's results have "substantially progressed over the past few years," according to Summer Tour director Ulf Samuelsson.

 
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