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"There's only going to be one Borg, there isn't going to be another one. But there isn't going to be another Stefan Edberg either" - Stefan Edberg on his personality. Read the article

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Cincinnati, the "Edberg effect" on Federer in 3 hot shots

We all know Stefan Edberg wasn't with Roger Federer last week in Cincinnati. Nevertheless, many though the Swede was inside Federer, as the seven-time Wimbledon champion conquered his 7th crown in Ohio with a perfect week of tennis and straight set wins on both world number two, Andy Murray, and number one, Novak Djokovic.

The Swiss took the tournament in style, never losing his serve, without losing a set, with more than 70% of points won at the net and playing some unprecedented shots that reminded of his coach's lesson on how to shorten rallies.

Here's the "Edberg effect" in Cincinnati in three hot shots played by Federer. (mc)

 

Federer: "Edberg injected a lot of energy into the team"

from Tennis Now

Despite the fact that Stefan Edberg has been taking time off with family during the Swiss maestro’s post-Wimbledon training block, World No. 2 Roger Federer says that having the Swedish legend as a part of his team has been a major source of energy/inspiration for him.

Federer, who announced the hiring of Edberg prior to the start of his 2014 campaign, struggled through a 2013 that saw him go 45-17 and slump to his lowest winning percentage since 2002 while struggling with back issues for much of the season.

In 2014, he Federer adopted more aggressive tactics and returned to top form, notching 73 wins and coming within a game of winning Wimbledon for the eighth time. This week in Cincinnati he's taken it to another level, causing jaws to drop all over the grounds by intercepting second serves near the service line in order to chip-and-charge. It's yet another way that Federer has evolved over the course of the last several years, and his rejuvanated net game is a big reason that he's been able to keep gaining the upper hand on his elite foes.

Federer told reporters in Cincinnati this week that Edberg’s influence has helped him tremendously in that time, both tactically and emotionally.

 

Edberg: It's not over yet

from Tennis Today
by Mike Donovan

Stefan Edberg  remains convinced Roger Federer can still create Wimbledon history.

Federer, just short of his 34th birthday, was unable to seal a record eighth title when he lost on Sunday in the final to Novak Djokovic for the second year in a row.

But his coach Edberg, 49 and in situ since December 2013, believes his charge can rule London SW19 once more.

Edberg is too modest to talk of how he can help fashion such a triumph.

The two-time Wimbledon champion said: "How can I get Roger back to win an eighth title? What can I say? I don't really have an answer to that, let me think about it."

 

Federer can still win Wimbledon, insists Edberg

from Daily Mail
by Nick Purewal

Stefan Edberg believes Roger Federer can still claim a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his second consecutive defeat in the All England Club final.

Federer became the oldest man to reach a Wimbledon final since 1974 on Sunday, but lost London's showpiece battle to Novak Djokovic for the second year in succession.

Less than a month away from turning 34, the 17-time grand slam winner's chances to seal the outright All England Club record are clearly waning.

Swedish super-coach Edberg won Wimbledon twice among his six major titles, and remains adamant Federer can still add to his grand slam haul.

 

Edberg: Nole too strong for Roger today


Stefan Edberg watching the final next to Federer's wife Mirka Vavrinec

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final for the second successive year, winning in four sets 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours and 55 minutes. It's the third crown at the Championships for the Serb, the second with coach Boris Becker, who took another revenge on former Wimbledon rival Stefan Edberg.

An early break and two set points on 6-5 were not enough to give the Swiss the edge in the first set, that would have been crucial for his title chances. Federer vanished in the tie-break, but managed to get back in the second set, saving seven set points and finishing a classic 12-10 tie-break in style at the net.

But after a rain suspension, that came at the start of the third set with Djokovic already up a break, he never gave the impression to be a serious threat for a simply too solid rival.

 
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