Thursday, 04 September 2003 18:40
NEWPORT, RI - Tony Trabert, Chairman of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee and President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, today announced that Sweden's Stefan Edberg, Germany's Steffi Graf and the USA's Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney have been named to the 2004 Hall of Fame Induction Ballot.
"More than a century of tennis excellence will be celebrated in Newport in 2004," stated Trabert, acknowledging preparations for the Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held July 9-11, 2004. "The players announced today represent a magnitude of tennis excellence. Each has had an exceptional tennis career, and I am excited that they are on the 2004 ballot."
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:26
Stefan Edberg and Joe Kneipp (photo © 2003 Dan Kneipp)
Two time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg decided to give Joe Kneipp a game of squash today. There were two very obvious highlights to the match.
Sunday, 01 September 2002 08:46
News was spread by Yahoo! - Sports in the latest days that Boris Becker is the only male tennis player considered for 2003 Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinement. This would mean no nominee for Stefan Edberg, even though he retired earlier from professional tennis than did Becker.
As I wrote, Edberg retired earlier from the Tour and, being at least as much of a champion as Becker, we would expect that his entry would be considered earlier than Becker's.
Five years of retirement from professional tennis are required for a former player to be acknowledged this prestigious award. Stefan Edberg retired nearly six years ago, while Boris Becker was still playing and winning matches until 1998, which means he has significantly been on the stage until less than four years ago.
In my opinion, Tennis Fame enshrinement is such a prestigious acknowledgement that it has to be referred, besides than to players' achievements, also to their being an example in and off the court, to their behavior and sportsmanship. In this aspect, Stefan Edberg definitely outclassed Boris Becker.
Thursday, 25 October 2001 13:08
SYDNEY. World No. 1 aspirant Lleyton Hewitt yesterday defended himself after his late withdrawal from the Stockholm Open angered organizers, including tennis great Stefan Edberg.
Saturday, 01 July 2000 18:26
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
These two have fought, but never denigrated. Not a word higher than the others, no adverse feeling confessed, respect above all, at the point that it was uncommon with them that a handshake was not accompanied by a warm embrace. Yes, nothing more than a simple rivalry opposed Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg and it was never better exposed than on the Wimbledon Centre Court where the two men fought for three consecutive years in the final from 1988 to 1990.
Strangely, no other Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and the US Open, will put them against each other. At the end of the three finals played at the All England Club, Edberg was the one who came out on top with two wins against one from Becker.