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"I have always just wanted to play good tennis, trying not to be different from what I was, I am. I've never tried to create an image of myself that doesn't correspond to the truth, a concern that many of today's players seem to have, instead" - Stefan Edberg on his personality. Read the interview

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For Hall of Famer Cheney, tennis never gets old

from The Houston Chronicle
by Megan Manfull

Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney feels a little out of place when she hears her name beside legends Steffi Graf and Stefan Edberg. They were international sensations. Graf won 22 singles Grand Slams. Edberg won six. Both are in their 30s and retired years ago.

Cheney is 87 years old and still working on her résumé. She was in Houston last week playing in the USTA National Senior Women's Clay Court Championships at the Houston Racquet Club, where she won the singles and doubles titles in the division for 85-year-olds.

 

Graf, Edberg and Cheney elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

from International Tennis Hall of Fame website

NEWPORT, RI - Tony Trabert, President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced today that Germany's Steffi Graf, Sweden's Stefan Edberg, and the USA's Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney will be officially inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July.

"Newport is the place to be this July," stated Trabert. "Not only will we honor the great tennis careers of three great champions in Steffi, Stefan and Dodo, but we will also welcome back Hall of Famers from around the world to celebrate the International Tennis Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary.

Steffi Graf and Stefan Edberg have been elected to the Hall of Fame in the Recent Player category, while Dodo Cheney has been elected in the Master Player category.

A panel of international tennis media elected Graf and Edberg, each requiring at least a 75% favorable vote for induction.

 

Tennis Week Special: Stefan Edberg Fantasy Camp

from Tennis Week
by Richard Pagliaro
Thanks Mei-Ling Liu for alerting on the news

The Scottsdale sunshine casts a golden glow across the Grand Slam champion poised to serve. He is one of tennis' most highly respected sportsman, but from the shadows across the court, Stefan Edberg is about to feel the heat of high stakes tennis in his return to the competitive court.

"Edberg, you're too old! Show me what you've got!" screams his opponent, an exuberant Las Vegas weatherman who is trying to apply the heat to the customarily cool Swede.
Edberg the target of taunts?

Even though the joking comment is issued completely in good fun, the sight is as surprising as seeing someone spray painting graffiti in Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. An unfazed Edberg takes the trash-talking in stride before responding with a bold challenge of his own.

"I'll give you $100 if you touch this serve," Edberg evenly replies.

 

No comeback for Edberg

from Sportal.nu
translation into English by Mauro Cappiello

Stefan Edberg won’t come back. In the last week-end, the tennis legend decided that he won’t play in the “Elite series” for Växjö Tennis Cup.

The former world number one was enticed by the thought of playing an “Elite series” match against Helsingborg on Wednesday. But after a better thinking in the weekend, Edberg decided to blow his come-back plans.

Thereby, the question of tennis lovers whether Stefan Edberg would still be able to play on high levels doesn’t receive an answer. According to his own words, the soon 38-year-old Edberg trains three days a week and plays 3-4 exhibition matches per year.

 

Stefan Edberg points at a short comeback in "elitserien"

from Svd.se
by Jonas Arnesen
Reported by Valerie Camps and translated into English by Markus Zacharski

Stefan Edberg hasn't played a tournament match since he quit in 1996. But now it can be time for it again. Stefan ponders upon doing a special performance in the "elitserien" (ann. highest Swedish tennis league) which starts off on Monday. "That would be a cool thing", the former number one tells SvD.

Stefan, who turns 38 in January, became an inquiry from Växjö TS and is in two minds now. "In the present-day situation it's 50-50. Somehow it doesn't feel right to play because I quit, that is a question of principle. But on the other side it can be a cool thing that might give more attention to the league."

Stefan is training three days a week ("Some days it is real good and others nothing works.") and plays 3-4 exhibition matches a year. "I'm a jubilee player nowadays, clubs that are celebrating something want me to play there", Stefan Edberg says and laughs.

 
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