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"I have always just wanted to play good tennis, trying not to be different from what I was, I am. I've never tried to create an image of myself that doesn't correspond to the truth, a concern that many of today's players seem to have, instead" - Stefan Edberg on his personality. Read the interview

Senior exhibitions and tournaments

Kings of Tennis, Edberg in an all-Swedish group

from ATP Champions Tour.com 
by David Law

The draw for the 2013 Kings of Tennis by Index International was made this week, and it has pitted old rivals John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors against one another in what will be a mouth-watering resumption of one of the fiercest rivalries tennis has ever seen.

McEnroe and Connors have been drawn in Group A alongside fellow Grand Slam Champion and Former World Number One Mats Wilander in the event which takes place from March 12th to 15th. Group B will see the Swedish trio of Stefan Edberg, Magnus Larsson and Mikael Pernfors battle for a place in the Friday final.

McEnroe, who is the defending Kings of Tennis Champion, faced Connors a total on 34 times during their professional careers, including two Wimbledon finals, the spoils of which were shared one a-piece. Showdowns between the two were always hotly anticipated due to the classic clash of styles and personalities on display; McEnroe the serve-volleying ‘Superbrat’ and Connors the indomitable warrior, battling to victory from the baseline.


Wilander is the fourth 'King of Tennis'

A back injury stopped former Swedish tennis star Mats Wilander, 48, in the Stockholm Kings of Tennis earlier this year.

Now he is ready for the next edition to be played on 12-15 March. Wilander is the fourth former glory to get ready for the tournament after John McEnroe (this year's winner), Jimmy Connors and Stefan Edberg.

It's already 28 singles Grand Slam titles altogether!

All the details on the event»


No Zurich Open in 2013

by Mauro Cappiello

Stefan Edberg serves during the 2012 Zurich Open, that won't be held next year (photo by Michel Mayerle)

A short press release on the home page of the official site informs that the Zurich Open, one of the most recent events of the ATP Champions Tour, lost its main sponsor, BNP Paribas, last August. Although organizers are said to be seeking for an economic solution, the tournament will surely not take place in 2013 (it is not even included in the ATP Champions Tour website schedule), at least not in Zurich.

Started in 2010 and held in the second part of March, the BNP Paribas Zurich Open has been one of Stefan Edberg's favourite senior circuit venues. He won the first edition, beating John McEnroe in the semifinal and Goran Ivanisevic in the final. Although he didn't take part in the event last year, due to injury, he came back in 2012, reaching the final, only losing to Carlos Moya in the Champions tie-break after suffering a left leg strain when he was about to serve for the title in the second set.


McEnroe, Edberg and Connors at Kings of Tennis 2013

Stefan Edberg at the first edition of the Kings of Tennis

from Kings of Tennis.se

The legendary trio John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg and Jimmy Connors, with a total of 510 weeks at World n. 1 on the ATP rankings, is coming to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre from March 12 to 15 to play the second edition of Kings of Tennis.

«These are some of the biggest and most entertaining players of all time, so of course it feels great to be able to follow up a successful first year by giving our audience the opportunity to see these legends», says tournament director Thomas Enqvist.

For Jimmy Connors this will be the first time he appears at Kings of Tennis. The charismatic and outspoken American is the player who won the highest number of ATP titles of all time, 109 including eight Grand Slams. John McEnroe charmed audiences in 2012 and now returns as defending champion of the event where our Stefan Edberg is seeking revenge.


Edberg triumphs at Grand Cayman

from CayCompass.com
by Matthew Yates

Stefan Edberg with Wayne Ferreira, Iva Majoli, Greg Norman and Richard Branson in the final ceremony of the Legends Championships

Stefan Edberg, 46, continued his unbeaten dominance in Cayman, winning the men’s singles segment for the second time in three years. The Swedish maestro won back in 2010. This time around, he would defeat South African star Wayne Ferreira 8-5. Both have a budding rivalry, throwing some playful verbal jabs at each other after their match.

"Stefan was lucky, maybe there will be a rematch next year," Ferreira said. "Like great wine, the older you get, the better you get. As for Cayman, it’s nice to me so I will keep coming back."

"I should compete next year, I made a good choice to get here," Edberg said. "It feels like home. Coming from Europe, you know how it is: you enjoy the great water, beaches and weather.

"I really enjoyed my time here, it was a good championship with great players. As for Wayne, there is a saying that you make your own luck. With practice, maybe he can create his own luck."

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