Sunday, 27 March 2016 12:13
from Göteborgs Posten
He is our last world number one, but today he wants to "act without being seen" ... Nevertheless, two years ago he accepted the most prestigious job in the tennis world: to coach Roger Federer... "It was as if we had known each other all our lives," says Stefan Edberg of his first meeting with the greatest in tennis history.
Stefan Edberg with Magnus Gustafsson (photo Joel Marklund)
During his career, Stefan Edberg was known as a gentleman, a humble and correct perfectionist who left the big gestures behind and let the serve&volley game speak to the world tennis venues. An image that initially earned him the epithet of dull, but gradually won more and more respect, especially in London, which became his hometown as a 18-year-old and where he met Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final for three years in a row (1988-1990). He won two of them and the Londoners adopted that same shy Swede. In Sweden he won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1990 and inspired all the young players to to go to the net after their serve.
The 50-year-old who walks into the Ullevi Tennis Klubb in March 2016 is essentially the same Stefan Edberg who won 41 singles titles during the ‘80s and ‘90s: well groomed, polite and unwilling to be at the center - although he is undoubtedly the star of this evening.
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:23
On Tuesday, the Racquet Centre in Jönköping had a great introduction. Stefan Edberg, one of the best tennis players of all time, was in fact visiting the tournament. - I have mostly good memories from here, he says to Jnytt.
On Tuesday the tennis day was celebrated in Jonkoping with the Mini Challenger. Clubs, juniors and coaches were invited and one of the highlights was a lecture by Stefan Edberg.
- I have been invited to come to Jönköping and keep a small talk. There are over 100 young people who are here and play a mini-tennis tournament. Then they got the chance to listen to me and my experiences through my tennis career. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to watch tennis matches here, so it's a very good initiative from the management of the tennis tournament, - he said.
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:55
JÖNKÖPING - As the RC Open is currently underway at the Racquet Centre, we talked to former world number one Stefan Edberg about the crazy shape of the Swedish tennis curve. - We got lost in development, he analyzes.
- It is important that we go to the bottom of things and find a way forward again, - says the man from Småland during an interview on the spot in the buzz around the mini tennis tournament.
It is as if time has stood still when you meet Edberg. Or as if the clock had stopped. Honestly, the 50-year-old sports star is not more colorful now than he was off the tennis court at the time.
But no one can take away from him the world number one he has been, as well as the aura of one of the last classic serve and volley specialists.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 17:06
Despite a "perfect match" Stefan Edberg parted ways from Roger Federer. The tennis legend now tells about his friendship with Federer and why he has said no to SVT's popular tv show Mästarnas MästareMästarnas Mästare (The Master of Champions) is a Swedish tv competition-show based on the Belgian format "Eeuwige Roem". The program involves a number of former sports stars, who have all been champions in their sports and face each other in different disciplines until only one remains, to be elected the Master of Champions.. "I am happy to keep a lower profile," said Edberg.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:32
Just ahead of Wimbledon, Stefan Edberg was interviewed by the Bloomberg business news tv about the impact technology is having on today's tennis.
The interview was inside a feature broadcast by Bloomberg Tv on the launching of Sony Smart Sensor, a new analysis device for tennis data that is supposed to enhance the coaching activity thanks to the support of statistics.
Stefan also talked about his financial activity and the latest developments of the CASE asset management company he owns in Sweden.
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:26
from The Challenge (Arnesen-Tennis)
Four years after he was involved in a bank scandal, Stefan Dahlbo will resign as chairman of the Swedish Tennis Federation. Some twenty days ago, Journalist Jonas Arnesen, one of the most authoritative tennis writers in Sweden, contacted Stefan Edberg to hear if he would be interested in replacing him. (m.c.)
Lots of readers of "Challenge" messaged and emailed me the same thing in recent weeks: Stefan Edberg should be elected new chairman of the Swedish Tennis Federation. I think it would have been an excellent choice. But unfortunately: «The President has an important role but no, it's not for me. I'm already helping Swedish tennis the way I want to and the way I can,» says Stefan to the Challenge.
Clear signals from the former world number one as the Nominating Committee may hold back the call (if they were ever supposed to call).
Stefan is just the kind of leader that the union needs to repair its tarnished reputation.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 14:30
from Courier Mail.com.au
Tennis great and Roger Federer's coach Stefan Edberg was on hand to launch Wilson's new racquet range.
The Internet of Things has promised to connect devices from across our households and the tennis court is evidently not immune, with Wilson launching its new range of smart sensor racquets at the Australian Open.
The new racquets, which feature Sony's proprietary Smart Tennis Sensor, wirelessly connect with smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth technology with performance data spontaneously visualised through an iOS and Android application.
Alongside showcasing real-time visualisations of swings including heat mapping and stats, the app can record rallies while simultaneously displaying shot metrics. The Smart Tennis Sensor also features social features that allow players to turns single and double player matches or practice sessions into an instant sharable experience across social media.
Former world number one and Roger Federer's current coach Stefan Edberg was on deck to help launch the new racquets, and said he thought technology was slow to come to tennis but that it was changing the game for the better.
Sunday, 03 August 2014 11:42
The recent Rogers Cup conference call was not the first time that Stefan Edberg made "proud statements" on his backhand.
Eleven years ago, after a Queen's Club exhibition in London against Boris Becker (held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the tournament), he and Boris talked to Sue Barker of BBC in a side court interview.
Look, at minute 1:34, what the Swede replied when asked about how well his backhand was keeping up, in spite of time passing by. (m.c.)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:04
Transcript by Mauro Cappiello
Stefan Edberg: Obviously I've played the tournament quite a few times, but I've also played Davis Cup up in Vancouver and actually the one that I do remember was the shocking defeat against Daniel Nestor at the time, but we won the tie, and obviously I remember all the finals that I played in the Canadian Open as well. But overall it's been quite positive, always enjoyed the time playing in Canada. It's a very well organized tournament, it was in the past and I'm sure it is today as well.
Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:57
Stefan Edberg watches his son Christopher play in the Summer Tour in Åhus
Åhus. On Tuesday afternoon, he visited Åhus to support his son in the Summer Tour. In the evening he took the flight to England to coach Roger Federer for his eighth Wimbledon title. Stefan Edberg happy with his new life. "It is charming to come to a summer place like this," said the former world number one.
The Summer Tour was distinguished by the presence of 17-year-old Christopher Edberg. He played the tournament before the eyes of father Stefan, who visited Åhus for the first time.
- The courts are very nice down here by the sea. A nice facility, says Stefan Edberg, who was ranked number one in the world in 1991-92.