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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

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441. Baby Chang's thousand tricks
(Old articles/French Open)
... the second half of the second set on. Here the match we all critics were expecting from the start began, a match in which Stefan's serve, his runs to the net, his heavy balls, his longer stretch, would ...
442. Chang's year
(Old articles/French Open)
... a “spoon service” (he will win the point!) and his placing himself close to the service line when returning his opponent’s serve. After 4:37 hours of heroic struggle, Chang, crippled by cramping in the ...
... on his serve in the fifth. But the Swede «rises up», takes the required risks and turns the match over. Stefan Edberg won and so the Swede will go to the final as a favourite against the more and more ...
444. Chang, never-ending wisdom
(Old articles/French Open)
... of serve and volley in the world. He paid this with the first two sets, where Stefan looked like a thunderbolt, especially to the least shrewd. At the start of the third, Boris saved three consecutive ...
445. Edberg beats Cash and the cramps
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... consecutive points, taking the lead for 4-3. But, on 4-4, Cash lost his serve again with the fourth double fault and after that didn't collect a game until Edberg found himself 2-0 up in the third set ...
446. An ill Slam
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... and only a few foolish things go through. So I kept myself and staid calm to watch Edberg start his complex serve movement, the distension of his left leg, the flexion of the right, the arm pendulum, ...
447. Professors smashed
(Old articles/Davis Cup)
... jams due to high rebounds. The serve, not followed to the net, leaves its author unbalanced and tentative. Little Stefan makes the same mistake that prevented Mac from being a great on clay as well. ...
448. Canè: "He was nervous"
(Old articles/Mix)
... Swede gradually worsened his game and in the third set even lost his serve three times. 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 the final score for the Italian. In the end Edberg, current number 3 in the world, and number ...
449. The coolest champion
(Old articles/Mix)
... won, didn't finish until 10:30. But Edberg acted like he was having the time of his life, wagging his head to the music, pantomiming a windup serve that ended in a patty-cake, and even bidding for his ...
450. Tips from the top - Backhand volley
(Old articles/Technique)
from Serve & Volley  by Charles Applewhaite Stefan Edberg, the 1988 Wimbledon champion, is yet another of the group of Swedish players who have been dominating international tennis during the past ...
451. Edberg, gentle anger
(Old articles/Olympics)
... and, most of all, in the third set. When the serve works, and he has a first serve percentage of 60-70, only an anti-tank could stop the run of that Viking armoured car. Some unforced errors by the ...
452. No more little tennis
(Old articles/Olympics)
... say, Olympic calm, Stefan would immediately manage to take into the match the training themes and effectiveness. He served hard, touched sweet and quick at the same time. For something as fourteen ...
453. Stefan Edberg's serve
(Old articles/Technique)
from Tenis Tie-break  by Alejandro Cerúndolo translated into English by Mauro Cappiello Stefan Edberg serves in Rotterdam 1988 (picture contributed by Dutch Dodger) Stefan Edberg is one of the players ...
454. Edberg angel
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... lost four serves and a set, he seemed to have easily gone through the first four hours and a half of interruption, during Sunday's big rain. Rumor had it that he was joking and playing cards with Tiriac. ...
455. Edberg Defeats Becker For Wimbledon Crown
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... not easy. He defeated Pat Cash of Australia, the defending champion, then Ivan Lendl, No. 1 in the world, in a match also lasting two days because of rain. Edberg was one hurdle too many, a superb serve-and-volleyer ...
456. A gift of backhand
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... and champion qualities we still put in doubt here and there has revealed - and by far - the most solid. His fight against Becker proved he is, with the "real" McEnroe, the best server and volleyer in ...
457. Edberg rings the number
(Old articles/Wimbledon)
... did just about everything that a great grass court champion should do. He served consistently well, he volleyed with devilish courage and most of all he despatched service return winners with tremendous ...
... with a forehand return off Mecir's weak second serve. It was one of the most thrilling matches I've played, it's a pity someone has to lose such a match. I gave it all I had in the fifth set Then, ...
459. The Australian Swedes opposed
(Old articles/Australian Open)
... vehemence had opposite effects at the start: he dived forward, almost hung on to the net, but the Russian child passed him, or forced him to miss. Imprecise was also the Swede's serve, and he clearly ...
460. Edberg: the ace of second serve
(Old articles/Technique)
from Tennis de France by Stan Smith and Robert J. Lamarche translated into English by Mauro Cappiello It's hard to beat the attackers who have a solid first serve, but, when one is faced with an opponent ...