by Jan Jaroch
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
He's a guy from the old school. Carefully arranged hair, as well as sleek appearance that complements a shirt with a collar. Six-time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg even at forty-three has lost none of his nobleness, which made him a crowd favorite and caused ATP to name the Sportsmanship award after him.
No wonder that the Swedish star has a career in business today. Edberg told not only that before today's performance at the exhibition Advantage Tennis in an exclusive interview for Sport and MF Dnes.
You have the reputation of a great tennis gentleman. When did you last go mad during a tennis match?
"It’s been a long time... (laughs) You can get annoyed for many reasons. When I played, I was able to get angry with myself. But of course not as bad as John McEnroe. Last time I went crazy with myself on the court was when I was a junior. I was some sixteen, I threw the racket against the wall and destroyed it. Then I was no longer pissed because of tennis in my life. Then I said this was not necessary and it would not happen again.
You had a similar path as Roger Federer, who turned to a gentleman of the courts out of an angry guy...
"Yes, I see some things that I have shared with Federer. He is also very calm on the court and off."