Monday, 28 April 2003 17:07
from Queen's Club website
Four-time Stella Artois champion Boris Becker and three-time finalist Stefan Edberg will face each other for the first time since their 1996 final at the Queen's Club to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the tournament.
Becker and Edberg will contest a first-to-eight-game Pro Set match between the singles and doubles finals on Sunday 15th June. The match will be televised and is scheduled for inclusion in the 'Sunday Grandstand' programme for finals day.
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.
Saturday, 07 December 2002 16:16
John McEnroe set himself a double mission at this year's Honda Challenge at the Royal Albert Hall - to win and to persuade Stefan Edberg to join him on the Seniors' Tour.
The first target remained achievable as he waited to play the last of his three round-robin group matches last night. The other was still proving elusive.
Saturday, 07 December 2002 16:03
The Swedish former Wimbledon champion delights the crowd while Korda and Leconte reach Challenge semi-finals
The only thing about Stefan Edberg that was ever high-profile was his sumptuous tennis. The court was the only place where he did not blend into the background as if camouflaged. During the many years he lived in Kensington, as a Wimbledon champion and world No 1, Edberg would stroll to Queen's Club to practise between tournaments, not exactly unnoticed but never pestered.
At 36, Edberg is even more selective about where and when he plays. His preference is a "small little court" near his home in Grimslov, Sweden, where he can play for an hour-and-a-half with one of the teenagers from his tennis foundation.
Wednesday, 27 November 2002 15:32
from Sports illustrated online
Thursday, 07 November 2002 11:34
from Internetavisen jp.dk
About 3500 spectators made the Arena to an international and intimate coulisse for the biggest sport event since Manchester United's stay in summer. Boris Becker won the duel against his old rival on the tennis court, Stefan Edberg.
Saturday, 19 October 2002 11:17
Then: Stefan Edberg is playing the Stockholm Open finals against Boris Becker in front of 14,000 spectators in Globen. Now: eleven years later, Edberg has given up tennis long time ago and Stockholm Open has given up Globen. And a comeback isn't of current interest, neither for Edberg nor for Stockholm Open. "The tournament is lying on a realistic level", the former tennis star says.
Tags: stockholm open
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 09:36
Stefan Edberg and Britain's Tim Henman, currently ranked 5th in the ATP Champions race, will play an exhibition match on the 5th of December in London. The exhibition will be part of a big event, that will be held at the Royal Albert Hall from 4th to 8th December and will also involve other former champions like German Boris Becker and Michael Stich.
Tim Henman will have the chance to avenge the two defeats he suffered from Edberg in his last year of professional activity (1996). Stefan beat him the first time in a memorable match played in the 4th round of Flushing Meadow and lasted more than three hours, and the second time later that year in Stuttgart.
Henman, maybe the only expression of serve and volley tennis at the moment, will test himself against the man who is universally acknowledged as the master of this tactic in a match which will be absolutely a "must" for nostalgics of "sweet-touch tennis".
Friday, 06 September 2002 08:55
This could be the right time for Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker to cross their racquets in their first exhibition match against each other, after their retirement from professional tennis.
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.