31 Facts About Stefan Edberg


Stefan Bengt Edberg is a Swedish former professional tennis player.

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Stefan Edberg is one of only two men in the Open Era to have been ranked world No 1 in both singles and doubles.

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Stefan Edberg won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning team four times.

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Stefan Edberg first came to the tennis world's attention as a junior player.

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Stefan Edberg won all four Grand Slam junior titles in 1983 to become the first player to achieve the "Junior Grand Slam" in the open era.

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Stefan Edberg won the tennis tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics when the sport was an exhibition event and partnered with fellow Swede Anders Jarryd to reach the final of the US Open.

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Stefan Edberg reached the French Open doubles final with Jarryd in 1986 and consequently was world No 1 in doubles in that year.

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Stefan Edberg won the Australian Open and US Open men's doubles titles in 1987.

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In 1988, Stefan Edberg reached the first of three consecutive finals at Wimbledon, but lost his ranking as Sweden's number-one-player when Mats Wilander had his best year by winning the Australian, French and US Opens, becoming the world's number-one-ranked player.

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Stefan Edberg won their first encounter in a four-set match spread over two days because of rain delays.

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The closest of their matches came in the 1990 final, when Stefan Edberg won in five sets after being down a break in the fifth set.

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Stefan Edberg reached the French Open final in 1989 but lost in five sets to 17-year-old Michael Chang, who became the youngest-ever male winner of a Grand Slam singles title.

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Stefan Edberg nevertheless took the world No 1 ranking from Lendl on 13 August 1990 by winning the Super 9 tournament in Cincinnati.

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Stefan Edberg held it for the rest of that year and for much of 1991 and 1992.

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Stefan Edberg reached the finals of the Australian Open again in 1992 and 1993, losing both times to Jim Courier in four sets.

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Stefan Edberg was one of the few players who reached the finals of the Australian Open five times.

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In 1996, Stefan Edberg reached the finals of Queens Club but lost the match to Boris Becker.

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Stefan Edberg won his third and final Grand Slam doubles title at the Australian Open with Petr Korda.

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Stefan Edberg reached the quarterfinals of his last US Open after defeating Richard Krajicek and Tim Henman, but lost in the quarterfinals to Goran Ivanisevic.

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Stefan Edberg's coaching stint ended in December 2015 after which Federer hired Ivan Ljubicic as coach.

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Stefan Edberg is noted as one of the finest serve-and-volley players of his era.

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Stefan Edberg did not possess a powerful dominating serve like Pete Sampras or Boris Becker, but his serve was still largely effective.

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Stefan Edberg often chose to use a less powerful serve, such as a kick or slice serve.

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Stefan Edberg had sufficient groundstrokes, and his one-handed backhand was one of his marquee shots.

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Stefan Edberg's backhand was extremely effective and considered amongst the best of his era.

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Stefan Edberg began playing competitive squash after his retirement from professional tennis and soon became an elite player in Sweden.

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In September 2008, Stefan Edberg officially joined the "Black Rock Tour of Champions", a tour for professional tennis players who have retired from the ATP Tour.

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Stefan Edberg won his first tournament in Paris held on clay, winning matches against clay court specialists Thomas Muster in the opening round and Sergi Bruguera in the finals.

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Stefan Edberg signed a contract to become Roger Federer's coach at the end of 2013.

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Stefan Edberg is a supporter of English football team Leeds United and the Swedish ice hockey team Vaxjo Lakers.

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Stefan Edberg is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of his era.

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