by Mikael Juhlin
translation into English by Markus Zacharski
(06.07.2007) Stefan Edberg criticized Jonas Björkman for his outburst against the chair umpire in Wimbledon, while he was playing against Tomas Berdych in the fourth round. "This isn't positive. One has to choose his words better", Edberg said to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
"One has to choose words better"
Stefan Edberg, praised because of his sportsmanship throughout his career, criticizes Jonas Björkman's sudden outburst. "This isn't positive. One has to choose his words better", Edberg says.
In the third set Björkman lost his head and blew up the umpire, in English and Swedish. He took him for a fool and called him an idiot. Won fairplay prize
"Dear me! Of course, it is allowed to work off one's annoyance but then you have to choose better words and manner" Stefan Edberg says who earlier got ATP's fair play prize named after him after having been winning it five times.
Jonas Björkman started swearing at the umpire in English and ended with a strong dressing down in Swedish. And yesterday Sportbladet wrote about what Rafael Nadal was thinking about Robin Söderling's behaviour.
They are models
"Tennis players are models for many young people in Sweden. It is totally clear that this here isn't positive". Stefan Edberg says and continues: "This is very unswedish. Swedes are known to be calm, so we hope that this isn't a trend break but accidental occurrences".
(ann. Björkman had to pay 1500 dollars after 1/8 final against Tomas Berdych in Wimbledon)
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