Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:27
Stefan Edberg, along with 12 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and former World n.1 Ana Ivanovic, will be one of the 16 scheduled pros to play in this year’s Necker Cup, a five-day, world class Pro-Am Tennis Event on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in The British Virgin Islands.
This year’s event is scheduled for November 12-16th. Sixteen ATP / WTA Tour Players/Legends paired up with sixteen amateur take part in the tennis event and a handicapped scoring format makes it competitive for every player. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. The winning team in each bracket earns the chance to play in the Necker Cup Finals.
During the tennis event a Tennis Camp is held, called WTT Legends Camp, in partnership with the World Team Tennis. Three days of on court instruction with clinics led by Murphy Jensen, Wayne Bryan and other World Team Tennis Pros.
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:23
from Swedish Open.org
Stefan Edberg and Magnus Larsson during a doubles match in Båstad in July 2008
First day of the 66th edition of SkiStar Swedish Open offers uncountable stars in action. In the schedule we find the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the talented Swedish junior Elias Ymer, and legends like Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, and two other former world number one players together with two Olympic silver medalists.
On the same day we will see a fabulous mix of some of the tennis history’s biggest names, one of the most interesting names at the moment, and a 17 year-old talented Swede.
First to play is Elias Ymer, who could not have asked for a tougher draw in his ATP debut.
Five year older Dimitrov is a talent of extreme caliber, talent that rarely is spotted in any other sport, and with a bigger register than most established top players. He made semi-final in last year’s Båstad tournament, and he is also the most entertaining tennis player in the world among players like Roger Federer.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:00
from Swedish Open.org
Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd inaugurate the Swedish Open in Båstad in July 2010
Four former world number ones, two Olympic silver medalists and 37 Grand Slam titles. This is about nothing but the highest tennis nobility in Legends Doubles as determined under SkiStar Swedish Open. Not only the ATP tournament in Båstad showcases many of today's top players, but on July 8th and 9th the audience will also be receive great entertainment from a number of the biggest stars of all time.
Doubles tournaments with former stars rise great success during the four Grand Slam events, and, although much focus is just on entertainment, the players are still very high standard, which ensures good games and close matches.
Now that the Legends Doubles premieres in Sweden, it is about a rarely seen star parade with former world number ones Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander at the top.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 16:50
Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd during an exhibition in Båstad in 2010
Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jonas Bjorkman and five other Swedish legends. The Swedish Open gets spiced up with a special doubles tournament.
In recent years the Swedish Open has offered evening tennis, a tournament called Sunset-tennis, but this year there will be no that kind of evenings.
"It's a little too risky with the weather, so we are supposed to have a legends tournament, instead", says tournament director Thomas Wallen.
On Monday and Tuesday in the men's tournament, the opening tennis week, a doubles legends legentournament will take place starting at 16.
"We've been working on it in the spring. We thought that since Monday and Tuesday are not large audience days and we do not have any Swedish men stars in singles, we would present some legends, instead", says Wallen.
Friday, 26 April 2013 15:38
Tennis legends Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic talk about their life after retirement
Roger Federer's (31) great career will end in the years to come. How long the 17-time Grand Slam winner will play is still to be seen. But for a father, Federer says: There comes a time after Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.
And so also for Roger one day the question will be: what comes after that? Former top stars like Stefan Edberg (Sweden, 47) and Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia, 41) are doing great. Like Federer, they are also family men, they have two children each, aged between 5 and 19.
"I'm still having fun playing. But it's not my job. I don't miss competition"
For Edberg (6 times Grand Slam winner) and Ivanisevic (Wimbledon champion in 2001) tennis is no longer in the foreground, yet they still meet regularly on the court - either on the ATP Champions Tour or in show matches. As this week in Stuttgart.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:11
Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic before their Berenberg Bank Classics exhibition at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart
Stuttgart. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix started its 36th edition on Monday with verve and lots of glamour. The day started in the morning with an event in the Porsche Museum when superstar Maria Sharapova was introduced to the world’s journalists as the new Porsche brand ambassador.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 16:58
from Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Magazine
It's a man's world, at least for a while. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, it's also the special guests that make it so special. The Berenberg Bank Classics presents the oldies but goldies. The show must go on: Wimbledon aces Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic offer up an entertaining opening act. A talent show marked by emotion, touch and a bit of slapstick. The surface is clay, but these guys are golden. Play it again ...
Monday, 22 April 2013 14:25
Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic answered questions by the fans in a live chat on Facebook made possible by the Porsche Tennis Open before their exhibition match that will take place later today in Stuttgart. Here's the full transcript. On this page, the questions order has been edited and structured to make the chat look like a real interview, but the fans' words and their sense have been left unchanged. German questions have been translated into English.
Manuel S. Gießen: Hi Stefan and Goran, is this your first time in Stuttgart? How do you like the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix?
Stefan Edberg: I played here 20 years ago... But I have never been to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix until today... It is a beautiful arena...
Mauro Cappiello: Hi Stefan, hi Goran! I have a question for both of you! Stefan, I watched you play the Kings of Tennis final last month, is it possible that your forehand is more effective than in the '80s/'90s? ;-)
Stefan Edberg: Yes it is... :) It's never too late.
Monday, 22 April 2013 06:45
from Porsche Tennis Daily
It's a beautiful tradition: when Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is cold the guys make it hot. Today on Centre Court at 17.30 o'clock at the Berenberg Bank Classics veterans Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic will play a show match.
The big men are popular in the women's stronghold of Porsche Arena. In recent years John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Henry Leconte and Pat Cash have proved what they are still so impressive. Organiser Carl-Uwe Steeb, former Swabian Davis Cup hero, always looks for particular players for such exhibition matches.
So also for today: Stefan Edberg (47), 1985 Davis Cup winner with Sweden against Germany and six-time Grand Slam winner, impressed in his young years for his calm. Opponent Goran Ivanisevic (42) did for different reasons. The dreaded spitfire celebrated his only Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon in 2001, having started as a wildcard. Steeb is certain: "The spectators will appreciate."
Monday, 22 April 2013 05:54
by Mauro Cappiello
Interview your favourite player, isn't it a dream? No more, with the interactivity provided by the social networks it has become a real opportunity that we hope will get more and more popular during tennis tournaments worldwide.
For the second time in as many months Stefan Edberg fans will have the chance to ask him their questions. It happened last March 12th in Stockholm, before Stefan's debut in the Kings of Tennis against Pernfors. A 15 minute live chat on Twitter, made possible by the ATP Champions Tour website, in which Edberg replied to 19 questions from his fans and chose the best one in the end. A lucky guy won a wonderful autographed t-shirt of the event.