Signore del tennis
from La Gazzetta dello Sport Magazine
by Iacopo Iandiorio
His class and fair play left the mark, so that the ATP decided to name the Sportsmanship Award after him, a prize he himself won for five times. But the Swede has also been a great for his attitude towards an attack tennis, the one he prefers, that allowed him to win six Grand Slam Championships and three Davis Cups.
It looks like time goes by leaving no trace on him. You see him distinguished and elegant, as always, with his characteristic blonde forelock on his forehead, and it looks as if he's just got off the court. It's true that it's not been so long since Stefan Edberg from Västervick said goodbye to tennis, little more than two years ago. But his athletic appearance, his lynx eye and, most of all, his class, in and off the beloved court, have left unchanged.
He welcomes us with the kindness everybody acknowledged and, in spite of his commitments, he gives us an hour to tell about himself dispassionately.
His balance and fairness left the mark, so that the ATP named the "sportsmanship award" after him, a prize that Stefan won five times in a row. And if you ask him what he would like to be remembered for, he answers peaceful: "For my sportsmanship and my behavior. Besides the victories in Wimbledon".