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Updated: 19 Jul 2020, 02:52
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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
In March 14th, 2012, Stefan Edberg was interviewed by Johar Bendjelloul of Sveriges Television in a 25 minute special released during the first edition of the Kings of Tennis. This is the longest interview with Stefan ever made since his retirement from tennis. He talks mostly about playing on the senior tour, the bad moment for tennis in Sweden and the rumour that he would return to play Davis Cup (the media talked a lot about it back then), the reasons of his retirement, his business activivities with CASE, today's situation at the top of the ATP ranking and also recalls some of his most important victories. By the way, the video starts with a one-minute footage that will take you back to the 1988 Wimbledon success. It's about the celebrations in Västervik, following the final against Boris Becker. The entire town was in the main square to welcome a very embarassed Stefan (and you can shortly see his father in the crowd...). Even a poem was read to magnify his glory. A huge thanks to Ulf Bohman for his patient and accurate work of translation from Swedish into English.