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"I think he should adopt a more attacking game strategy because now everybody knows how he plays and everyone wants to beat him. If he goes 5 times out of 10 to the net, it will destabilize his opponent" - Stefan Edberg about how Roger Federer should play against Rafael Nadal. Read the interview

Senior exhibitions and tournaments

Edberg-Henman at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Stefan Edberg and Britain's Tim Henman, currently ranked 5th in the ATP Champions race, will play an exhibition match on the 5th of December in London. The exhibition will be part of a big event, that will be held at the Royal Albert Hall from 4th to 8th December and will also involve other former champions like German Boris Becker and Michael Stich.

Tim Henman will have the chance to avenge the two defeats he suffered from Edberg in his last year of professional activity (1996). Stefan beat him the first time in a memorable match played in the 4th round of Flushing Meadow and lasted more than three hours, and the second time later that year in Stuttgart.

Henman, maybe the only expression of serve and volley tennis at the moment, will test himself against the man who is universally acknowledged as the master of this tactic in a match which will be absolutely a "must" for nostalgics of "sweet-touch tennis".

 

Edberg-Becker to play in Denmark

This could be the right time for Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker to cross their racquets in their first exhibition match against each other, after their retirement from professional tennis.

After last April's scheduled match was cancelled at the last minute, another date has been set up, this time in Århus (Denmark), on November 6th at 19.00.

The event has been named "Tennis Galla Legend Live III" and will take place in the Århus Tennis Arena, able to contain 5000 spectators.

The match will be broadcast live by Danish TV TV2 Zulu and in replica by TV2 an hour later.

A report in English of the event, if you can attend it, is welcome.

The prices of tickets range between 185-485 DKK. You should be able to buy them on this site: http://www.e-billetter.dk.

For more information, visit the site of the event at this URL:

http://www.f-reklame.dk/docs/LL3/ramme.asp

 

Edberg in exhibition in the US

This time was for real. After the disappointment of last April, when an exhibition scheduled in Stockholm was cancelled for organization problems, the fans could finally enjoy one of the rare appearances of Stefan Edberg in the United States.

The stage of the event was Cape Cod, in Massachussets, where Adidas organized an exhibition whose earnings were destined to Tim and Tom Gullikson's foundation against brain cancer.

Other protagonists of the event were current pros Jean-Michael Gambill and Meghann Shaughnessy, besides tennis legend Rod Laver, twice winner of the Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969.

Mey-Ling (Us), had the luck to witness the Adidas tennis smash and posted some reports with wonderful photos of an in form Stefan, who still looks as good as in 1996, the year of his retirement from the pro tour.

You can take view of the reports, in PDF format at this address: http://www.oocities.com/edhead01us/smash.html

 

Edberg-Becker in Stockholm!!!! Oops, forget it, we were joking

Fans and tennis admirers all over the world were screaming of joy about a month ago when, on February 9th, it was announced that Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were to play an exhibition in Stockholm in April 16th.

The event was to take place at the Kungliga Tennishallen and an online service to purchase tickets was already active on the site www.ticnet.se.

Only ten days later, though, news was spread that the event, whose gains would have gone to the Edberg Foundation for Swedish tennis, had been cancelled for a not clear contract dispute.

Definitely a bad news for the fans, who were already tasting a remake of the eternal duel between two big protagonists of the '80s and '90s, almost six years after their last meeting in the ATP Tour, on the grass of London's Queen's Club.

After Stefan's decision not to take part in the Senior Tour, fans will have to resign to the fact that Stefan's appearances will be very very rare, even though he's still keeping fit and time doesn't seem to have gone by for him. It's not surprising that Stefan still plays one-set matches against British top-ten Tim Henman and often wins.