from The Times.co.uk
Stefan Edberg had wonderful variation on his backhand and Times readers have spoken: the six-times grand slam winner has won the vote for best backhand in tennis history.
The Swede, who twice won Wimbledon, swept 43 per cent of the vote holding off competition from Stan Wawrinka, who was backed by 34 per cent of voters. Other nominees Andre Agassi (13 per cent), Andy Murray (nine per cent) and Garbiñe Muguruza (one per cent) were left trailing.
Edberg’s backhand was nominated by Boris Becker, the six-times grand slam champion who faced Edberg in no fewer than four grand-slam finals, and many of the voters were in agreement with the German.
Times reader Lucy Hickmet wrote at the thetimes.co.uk: "Aesthetically, Edberg had the nicest backhand I have ever seen, and to Becker’s point, he had a lot of variations, including touch shots such as the lob."
- Stefan Edberg & Tony Pickard Mr Class and his teacher
- "I am a happy person"
- Stefan in Federer's box at Wimbledon
- Game, set and cash to Edberg
- Federer has no more doubts on his real tennis idol
- Book on history of Swedish tennis available in English
- Bengt Edberg, Stefan's father, dies
- Edberg and Navratilova test the 2018 Wimbledon courts
- Stefan Edberg: The King Of Returns
- Serve-and-volley tennis rises from the dust in Melbourne
- ATP corrects huge mistake in Stefan Edberg bio thanks to STE...fans
- Fans don't like the new Australian Open logo
- Stefan Edberg's speech at European School of Economics event in Florence