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"I think every person will experience moments like this. For 15 years I've been pursuing the tennis world, and have experienced all the bitter and the sweet. I will always remember you" - Stefan Edberg on leaving tennis. Read the article


Edberg about the Australian Open

from Sportal.se
translated into English by Markus Zacharski

Stefan Edberg tells his opinion exclusively for Sportal about what is happening here in Melbourne during the Australian Open.

At the Australian Open, Stefan Edberg was the king. He played five single finals and won two of them. In total, he won nine Grand Slam titles, six in singles and three in doubles. During 72 weeks he was on top of the world ranking. And he's the only one in the world who won the four Grand Slam tournaments as junior in the same year.

How does it feel to play a Grand Slam directly at the beginning of a year?

Those who haven't played any matches since the end of the last season in November, may feel unsecure. But at the same time it is a chance for a good start. So for many it is a tournament of chances.


Press conference in London before Henman match

Thanks Katie Leach at The Black Rock Masters press office

Question: Is it nice to be back in London?

Edberg: Yes, definitely it’s nice to be back. I lived here for many years but it’s definitely great to come back here for a week and enjoy London and obviously to play here tonight. I’m really looking forward to that one. London is a great place, no question about it. It’s good to come here and there’s so many things you can do here and I brought the kids too so we’ve been pretty busy for a few days.

Question: So you don’t still live round the corner then?

Edberg: No, I went by there this morning just to have a look at the place but I moved back to Sweden in the year 2000. We felt that we’re both Swedish and we wanted our kids to grow up in Sweden where it’s a little bit more quiet. So in the year 2000 we decided it was time to move on. But you never know what will happen in the future.

Question: Do you still have that house in London?

Edberg: No, I don’t. I sold the place when I left here in the year 2000 and I’m actually enjoying staying in a hotel here which I don’t do very often nowadays. It’s actually quite a treat because most of the time I spend at home in Sweden. I live a pretty regular life these days so it’s actually really nice to come here and stay in a hotel. Your breakfast is all served for you so it’s no bad.


Stefan Edberg - About US Open

Stefan Edberg champion of the 1991 US Open

From Sportal.se
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.

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What's actually doing... Stefan Edberg?

from Stern.de
by Clemens Bomsdorf
Contributed and translated into English by Markus Zacharski

The Swede, everlasting rival of Boris Becker and exemplary sportsman, quit his impressive tennis career already at the age of 30.

You quit your career as tennis professional in 1996. How do you spend your time nowadays?

I'm working. Mainly from home. To my house a forestry belongs I have to care about. The trees are cut down and sold to timber and paper industry, all that has to be organized. In our area many people have a forest, most of them more than my 40 hectare. In spring there was the most intense storm for about 100 years and it destroyed a lot of mine and the other forest owners.


The Tennis Week Interview - Stefan Edberg

from TennisWeek.com
by Richard Pagliaro

Two days after Stefan Edberg was immortalized with his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, he sat in a room surrounded by family, friends, fans and fellow Hall of Famers celebrating a ceremony even closer to his heart — his daughter Emily's 11th birthday.

As a room full of people — including Rod Laver, Martina Hingis, Pancho Segura and Tom Gullikson — sang "Happy Birthday", Edberg wore the smile of a proud parent. The former No. 1 looked genuinely happy to be doing exactly what he finds most fulfilling these days — spending time with wife Annette, daughter Emilie and seven-year-old son Christopher.

"To me, I'm a dad. I'm not a tennis player", Edberg said.

The 38-year-old Edberg, Laver, Hingis, Jenny Hopkins and Carly Gullickson were among the pros who convened at Cape Cod's Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club for the adidas tennis smash, July 12-14th.

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