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Stefan EDBERG
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Stefan EDBERG

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Stefan Edberg concluded his career on the shoulders of Yannick Noah.

And with a defeat in the Davis Cup final. All the joy of the victory went to France in 1996 in Malmö, but Captain Yan did not forget to pay homage to the Swede's career. It was a knowing nod to Edberg, who won the junior tittle at Roland-Garros in 1983, in the aftermath of Noah's triumph over Mats Wilander. Between those two moments, Stefan Edberg flew across courts on the tour with his imposing attack game: "I never had a good serve and I hated long rallies." It makes sense. One sour note for Stefan Edberg is that the Swede never earned a career Grand Slam, failing to defeat Michael Chang at Roland-Garros in 1989, in spite of having led 2 sets to 1. In 1990, posted a record season, including 21 consecutive wins from Wimbledon to Long Island, which enabled him to finally surpass Ivan Lendl to gain the number one world ranking. A third and final Davis Cup in 1994, then a last title in Doha in 1995 put the finishing touches on an incredible haul. Ever since, the Swede has been enjoying a well earned retirement. Oh yes ‒ he also coached a guy named Roger Federer from 2013 to 2015. Not bad!

 

palmares

Titles

41

Finals

36

Higher ranking

1

WTA Singles, 13/08/1990

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (2) : 1985, 1987
  • Wimbledon (2): 1988, 1990
  • US Open (2): 1991 et 1992

finals

  • Australian Open (3): 1990, 1992, 1993
  • Roland-Garros (1): 1989
  • Wimbledon (1) : 1989

others

victories

  • Coupe Davis (3): 1984, 1985, 1994
  • Gold Medal, Singles, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

finals

  • Coupe Davis (4): 1986, 1988, 1989, 1996
  • Masters (1): 1992