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.
Saturday, 12 June 2010 18:05
Stefan Edberg and Tim Henmanduring a moment of his visit at the Tennis Warehouse shops
from We love tennis.fr
In the development of Tennis Warehouse Europe, Stefan Edberg, great champion, former world number 1 and winner of six Grand Slams, came to visit the entire team at Tennis Warehouse Europe and its customers. On Wednesday, May 19 the Swede took an autograph session in two stores of the world leader of equipment sales on the internet, Schutterwald (Germany) and Illkirch (France), before confiding in an exclusive interview.
Tags: tennis warehouse
Sunday, 29 November 2009 11:47
Stefan Edberg interviewed by The Sunday Times answers the Best & Worst game about his professional career.
From The Sunday Times
What was the best moment of your career?
The first time I became the world’s No 1-ranked player in 1990 would be right up there with winning Wimbledon two years earlier. Ivan Lendl was the player I knocked off the top and he’d been there a long time.
What was your worst moment?
There are two. The first was losing the final of French Open in 1989 to a 17-year-old Michael Chang. It was the only time I got beyond the quarter-final at Roland Garros. The other was 7½ years later and my last match, which came in the Davis Cup final against France in Malmo. I knew it was where I would bow out but I got injured early in my first match against Cedric Pioline. I lost in straight sets.
What was the best thing about being a player in your era?
I played in the tail-end of one stunning era and figured in another later in my career. McEnroe, Connors and Lendl were still around when I broke through. Boris [Becker] was pretty much a constant as we began playing each other when we were juniors but then Sampras, Agassi, Courier and Goran [Ivanisevic] came to the fore when the older guys bowed out. There was a little more edge between the players in that first era but the quality of play was always so high in the second.