Sunday, 01 January 2012 14:54
The famous Swedish tennis player says to our paper that Djokovic had a tremendous season, but that something like this only happens once in a lifetime. At the top, however, it is reasonable to expect Novak to remain number one. Everything will be clear already after the first three months of the new year, says former number one, Swede Stefan Edberg.
Novak Djokovic with the 2012 Mubadala Abu Dhabi Tennis Championship trophy
Once in a lifetime! Former Swedish world best tennis player Stefan Edberg described with these words Novak Djokovic's marvelous results in 2011. Edberg, who during his career won six Grand Slam titles, has admitted in an exclusive interview with "Press" he was impressed with what Novak did in the season behind us.
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 17:34
from Kronen Zeitung (24/02/2010)
Stefan Edberg interviewed by Gernot Gsellmann
Calm, sun and snow: ex-ATP Number 1 Stefan Edberg for the first time on holidays in Tirol.
“Please, where do you want to sit ?”
Even if he already had to give thousand of interviews, he never lost the Scandinavian kindness and politeness. And after putting an end to his career, he looks even more thoughtful. “I just enjoy life, at home in Växjö, or here in St Leonhard.”
The former number 1 and six-times Gran Slam winner spends his holidays in Pitztal (Tirol) with nine people, including his wife Annette and kids Emelie (16) and Christopher (13). Gernot Gsellmann talked to the 44 years old Swedish “Sir” about his past, present and future.
- What brought you to Pitztal ?
My friend Günther Müller. He organized this ski week. He found the perfect hotel for us in Kirchenwert. Quiet, family-friendly and really comfortable.
Saturday, 15 October 2011 09:24
Former world champion Stefan Edberg calls for more diversity in today's tennis. «A little more serve and volley game is the only thing I miss for an even greater entertainment», says the 45-year-old player from Småland (a Southern province in Sweden, annotation), who tomorrow plays an exhibition match at the Kungliga Tennishallen.
An aggressive yet soft and attacking play characterized Edberg, whose retirement meant the end of the great successes for truly serve and volley players. Australian Patrick Rafter and Britain's Tim Henman still played that style a few more years, but encountered obstacles in the form of slower balls and surfaces.
«With the softer balls that are available today, it is harder to play serve and volley. But I think it would succeed and that it also could give anyone trying it an advantage, because many today block the returns. It's a shame that it has almost disappeared from tennis», says Edberg, who still does not think it was better before.
Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:43
Juan Martin Del Potro
Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro will take time to get back to his best level and his return to the top spots of the circuit will depend on his mental strength, said Sweden’s Stefan Edberg, former world number one, who is in Chile to play an exhibition.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 09:20
In an interview from March of last year released by "A Bola" in Lagos, Portugal, during the inauguration of the Cascade Resort Sports Academy, Stefan Edberg speaks of his life after tennis, today's game and Agassi's biography "Open".
from A Bola (March 26th, 2010)
The former tennis star spoke like on court: calm, articulate, rational, sober and assertive. He quit playing 14 years ago but keeps an eye out for tennis, having fun in some tournaments for veterans. But little else. He dedicates more time to business and also prefers that his children not follow his footsteps. Find out why...
Stefan's interview with "La Bola"
- You quit tennis in 1996 after a career of great success. How did you first fill your free time?
Monday, 10 January 2011 09:11
HONG KONG, Jan 8, 2011 (AFP) - - Swedish tennis legend Stefan Edberg backed three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters on Saturday to continue her raid on the majors in the Australian Open.
Sunday, 01 August 2010 07:40
from Tennismagazin (August issue)
Tennis Magazin (August 2010)
Mr. Edberg, have you already congratulated your old rival Boris Becker?
Saturday, 17 July 2010 07:21
Stefan Edberg in Båstad
Every summer tennis legend Stefan Edberg talks and plays with people genuinely interested in tennis. The aim is to raise money for youth tennis.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 20:05
Edberg and Becker before the 1990 Wimbledon final
SPOX: Mr. Edberg, simple question to start: What do you really do now?
Sunday, 13 June 2010 18:14
from Abs-Cbn News.com
MANILA, Philippines. The serve and volley is a rarity in singles tennis these days, with netters playing long rallies from the baseline more often than not. This is what tennis legend Stefan Edberg of Sweden lamented about today’s game, noting that the serve and volley rarity takes away the excitement from singles tennis.