For the sixth year in a row, Stefan Edberg has appeared at Wimbledon yesterday, when he was hosted in Roger Federer's box to watch the Swiss' first round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Unfortunately, there was not so much to see for Stefan. He entered the Centre Court at the end of the first set, sitting behind Roger's wife Mirka and next to his mother Lynette, and only three games later Dolgopolov retired injured, handing the 7-time champion his 85th singles match win at the Championships and an easy pass for the second round.
Stefan was welcomed with great enthusiasm by tennis fans on the social networks. Many on Twitter highlighted his elegance and how time doesn't seem to pass for him. It was also nice to hear Boris Becker's comments on BBC about his friendship with the Swede, never threatened by their rivalry both as players and as coaches.
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