In his speech he praised the organization of the tournament, explained how important tennis was and still is in his life and thanked the fans for supporting him throughout his career.
Roger Federer also congratulated Stefan with a video message that was broadcasted on the giant screen, regretting he wasn't able to reach his idol's level of serve & volley style.
In other video messages, Thomas Johansson explained what Stefan meant for Swedish tennis, along with Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander, while Daniel Nestor recalled the legendary Davis Cup tie of 1992, in which he, as an unknown 19 year old guy, managed to defeat Edberg, back then world number one.
Unseen on the internet so far, here's the entire video of the ceremony, with Stefan's speech and no commentary but the original audio. (m.c.)
- Stefan Edberg & Tony Pickard Mr Class and his teacher
- "Federer should skip the claycourt season," says former coach Edberg
- "Federer is exceptional, but tennis needs a new name too"
- "I am a happy person"
- Federer criticizes young players: "I wish they volleyed more"
- Stefan Edberg to present Australian Open trophy
- When Sweden ruled the tennis world...
- "Edberg 86" reissued. Vote your favourite model!
- US Open, Stefan Edberg's 8 memorable matches
- Exclusive gallery of the Rogers Cup HoF induction
- Stefan Edberg, Don Goodwin into Rogers Cup HoF
- Stefan Edberg presents a very special trophy...
- STE...fans grows up, becomes teen-ager!
- Post-Borg era, Swedish tennis influence is off the court
- Christopher Edberg wins before father's eyes