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"I think this has been my best week of tennis in a long time and I feel that I played the best match of my life on clay. I'm very satisfied" - Stefan Edberg on his victory in Madrid in 1993. Read the article

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81. Edberg Comfortable at the Top
(Old articles/Mix)
...  no Tarzanish chest-pounding. Instead, Edberg raised his blond eyebrows and termed his new perch "interesting." Then Edberg duly ate his pre-semifinals pasta, checked his racquets for kinks, and got ...
82. Edberg's overtaking
(Old articles/Mix)
... Stefan Edberg lifted the Cincinnati trophy CINCINNATI. Stefan Edberg is the new tennis world number one. The twenty-four-year-old Swede overtook Lendl going through to the semifinals if the Cincinnati ...
83. Edberg nearly perfect, but Lendl is at his most
(Old articles/Australian Open)
...  perfection". Lendl's unstoppable, Edberg is perfect: these were the two themes of the semifinals day. The 24-year-old Swede was good in all the compartments: serve, volley, baseline. In the first ...
84. The seventh time
(Old articles/Masters Cup)
...  In the semifinals, Edberg had dominated Ivan Lendl (7-6, 7-5) in a match that he had described as "perfect". Lendl, with nine finals in nine participations, was again the favorite, especially as he had ...
85. Edberg Captures The Masters
(Old articles/Masters Cup)
... spring, followed his defeat of Lendl in two close sets in the semifinals Saturday with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-1 dethroning of Becker, in a 3-hour-2-minute match yesterday afternoon. ''It's not the easiest ...
86. Michael, Stefan and that final...
(Old articles/French Open)
... Stefan Edberg, emerged victorious in the semifinals on his eternal rival Boris Becker after a battle of three hours and 55 minutes in which he was two sets up, but had to come back from a break down ...
87. Edberg Defeats Becker For Wimbledon Crown
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... beat the defending champion and then the No. 1 player in the world in the quarterfinals and semifinals, matches that were like finals for him. But as Becker stood dejectedly with his arms folded on Centre ...
88. A gift of backhand
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... it is hard, to serve for the title", later the Swede recognized peacefully. It is true that, in the semifinals, Edberg had given all the evidence of his moral strenght by coming from a two sets deficit ...
89. Edberg rings the number
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... lost a match in singles play since losing to Hana Mandlikova in the semifinals in 1981, it may have appeared a curious choice to a few when Steffi Graf was installed as the top favourite. However, before ...
...  Earlier, Milan Srejber of Czechoslovakia had tied the match score by upsetting Mats Wilander, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Sweden will play France in the semifinals July 22-24 on clay at Bastad, Sweden. ...
91. This crazy tennis
(Old articles/Masters Cup)
... reading of the New York Times, after asking his very informed seat-neighbour, the spectator would learn that the atrocious TV-dependant Masters formula imposes in the semifinals drawing between the ...
92. Heads up!
(Old articles/Mix)
... echoed last year's performance. He lost in the early rounds of the French and Wimbledon last year, but went on to reach the semifinals or better of his next 11 tournaments, including a semifinal showing ...
93. An unfounded reputation
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... his win for 9-7 in the fifth set, here in the semifinals of the previous Australian Open against a certain Lendl, after a hard fight. Edberg himself, softly, made things clear after this triumph, while, ...
94. The last fight
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... John Letts succeeded to steal a set from him in the second round. Robert Seguso, Miloslav Mecir and Wally Masur in the semifinals were all swept away. In four sets each time, Pat Cash had beaten Yannick ...
95. Edberg Wins Stockholm Open Title
(Old articles/Mix)
... in the second set, he lost 16 points in a row. "I even played better than I did yesterday (Saturday) against (Henri) Leconte (in the semifinals)," Edberg said. "I didn't think I would be able to do that." ...
... first serves against Robert Seguso in the quarterfinals and 90% against Christo Steyn in the semifinals. But against Becker, Edberg's first-serve percentage dipped to 67%. The West German made 49% of his ...
... Edberg and Joakim Nystrom, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Previously, they had prevailed in the semifinals on the duo made up by French Guy Forget and Swiss Jakob Hlasek, 7-6, 3-6, 7-5. This is the first tournament of ...
98. Edberg Emerging As Super Swede
(Old articles/Mix)
... the semifinals of the Australian Open. "Last year I tried to be more positive in my game," Edberg said. "I`ve been a lot more consistent and I didn`t have as many bad losses. I`m stronger mentally. I didn`t ...
99. Edberg & Navratilova win in a wild 1985 finale
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... for great upsets. Last year, Helena Sukova stopped Navratilova's 74-match winning streak in the women's semifinals. This year, there was a whole slew of big surprises, headed by Slobodan (Bobo) ...
100. Graf, Edberg win in tennis
(Old articles/Olympics)
... in the semifinals. In the women's final, Goles had trouble bending for the ball in the third set, and Graf began hitting low slices to her. Goles, the 19-year-old seventh seed, said later that her ...