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"I'm still having fun playing. But it's not my job. I don't miss competition" - Stefan Edberg on his life after tennis. Read the article

Senior exhibitions and tournaments

Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic in Duel of Legends

from Porsche-Tennis.com

Tennis history comes alive at the Berenberg Bank Classics: Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic will play each other in the eagerly awaited exhibition match held in conjunction with the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Monday, 22 April.

Stefan Edberg was a shooting star. In his first year as a pro in 1984 he won the Davis Cup with Sweden and the demonstration tournament at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. His first Grand Slam win came a year later at the Australian Open. On 13 August 1990 he became the world No. 1 for the first time and headed the rankings for a total of 72 weeks.

 

Swede is the king, but do they care?

by Mauro Cappiello

Who didn't think that the worst was going to happen again? When Stefan Edberg was one set and a break up in the Kings of Tennis final against John McEnroe and started to walk with a limp, repeatedly touching his left thigh and asking for the physio, we all went back to the 2012 Zurich final against Carlos Moya, when the same kind of injury prevented him from winning the title with the match that seemed already over.

The fact that this time he went all the way in front of his home crowd, against an opponent 6 years his senior (that had struggled himself with a neck injury in the match before against Henri Leconte) can't make us forget that almost twenty years have gone by since Stefan's professional days and, inevitably, playing serve & volley tennis for entire matches in consecutive days on fast surfaces (stressing out articulations and muscles) is getting increasingly demanding for his body.

Yet it remains a show! Watching the final, all the lovers of vintage tennis can't help noticing and appreciating the variety that Stefan can give his shots. When you see him use three different spins on three consecutive serves, you immediately think that, even though racquets and strings have developed becoming a technological weapon today, an alternative to exclusively power tennis would still be possible if the player's arm and hand are educated and know the game's history and secrets.

 

Stefan Edberg to play Goran Ivanisevic in Stuttgart

by Mauro Cappiello

Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic will play an exhibition match in Stuttgart during the women's Porsche Tennis Open. The event will happen on the inauguration day of the tournament, on Monday April 22nd. Stefan and Goran played two finals against each other at the Stuttgart Eurocard Open in the early '90s. In 1992 the Croat won in four sets, but Edberg took revenge two years later, winning the 1994 final always in four sets.

 

Edberg beats McEnroe in thrilling Stockholm final

from ATP Champions Tour.com 
by Catherine Whitaker

Stefan Edberg dashed the hopes of defending champion John McEnroe in the final of the Kings of Tennis in Stockholm on Friday to lift his first ATP Champions Tour title since 2010.

With two masters of the serve-and-volley on court the capacity crowd inside the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm were treated to some exhilarating tennis from a pair of players who, between them, have a collection of 13 Grand Slam singles titles.

Edberg seized early control of the match, breaking the McEnroe serve and racing to a 3-0 lead. McEnroe's soon fought back though, levelling and 3-3 before being broken again by the ferocity of the Edberg return-of-serve. The Swede served out the first set 6-4, and the second set  was to follow a similar pattern. Though McEnroe weathered an early storm once again, his will was eventually broken and the Swede was able to seize a crucial break of serve and close out the match 6-4, 6-3.

 

Stefan Edberg wins Kings of Tennis 2013

Relive our live Twitter coverage of the Stockholm Kings of Tennis 2013 final between Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe. The Swede won 6-4 6-3 in little more than 1 hour and a half, playing with a left thigh injury since the fourth game of the second set.


 
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