Stefan Edberg champion of the 1991 US Open
by Lennart Törnblad
Translated into English by Markus Zacharski
Double US Open Champion Stefan Edberg is exclusively talking for Sportal
During US Open Stefan Edberg is going to look what is happening in Flushing Meadow. Two times the elegant serve and volley player from Västervik was able to raise the US Open cup towards the American sky.
In 1991, he outclassed Jim Courier in the finals and won 3:0, and in 1992, the Swede beat another American, Pete Sampras, with 3:1. Furthermore, Edberg won the doubles tournament together with Anders Jarryd in 1987 and was altogether playing 14 US Open during his successful career.
Edberg soon became known as a role model on court, and to scold the referee or the opponent was totally unknown to him. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the Fair Play Trophy landed in the Swedish gentleman's arms five times in total.
After that someone thought that one could relabel it as well. So what could be more adequate than Edberg Sportmanship Award? And so it went on. Certainly, Stefan has enormous experience of tennis life on highest level and he never forgets how it was to play and win Grand Slam tournaments.