from Voici (May 1992 issue)
contributed by Thuy Anh Nguyen
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
A little advertisement found by his mother decided Stefan's career.
The Swede's mum never forced her son. She suggested, and it was Stefan to decide. Without his mother, Stefan Edberg would have never become a tennis ace. Today, he could have been a simple police inspector like his father!
So, it was Mrs Edberg who found an advertisement of a tennis school that offered training for youngsters inside a local paper.
She suggested her son to register and Stefan, 7 years old back then, accepted with enthusiasm. He already possessed remarkable athletic qualities and his overflowing energy only needed to be channeled.
Then his mother used the Swedish method: she encouraged her son without ever putting pressure for him to obtain good results. An attitude that proved to be very effective.
- Jimbo's year (and Edberg's...)
- Becker: I fought drink and drugs
- Nice-guy Stefan falls foul of club official
- Stefan and Annette will get married next April 18th
- Becker Ends Drought by Winning in Sweden
- Edberg, a "matador" in Madrid
- Bruguera will play against Edberg his third consecutive final
- Edberg supports drug testing
- Edberg Gets Winning Sendoff for Open
- The great final
- Marriage did him harm
- Love match
- The marriage of the «golden tennis player»
- Just married!
- The Easter grooms