Stefan Edberg Biography

Swedish tennis player Stefan Edberg and former No. 1, is best know for his excellent serve and volley game. He won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open twice, but could never win the French Open.

Stefan first made news winning all four of the Grand Slam junior titles back in 1983. After turning pro, he won the doubles title in Basil in 1983 and his first single title in Milan in 1984.

He went on to win two Grand Slam Titles at the Australian Open. He beat fellow Swedish player Mats Wilander 6-4, 6-3,6-3 in the 1985 finals and Australian Pat Cash in 1987 in five sets. Stefan also won the doubles titles at the Australian Open and US Open in 1987.

He played the Wimbledon finals against Boris Becker in 1988 and won 4-6,7-6,6-4 and 6-2. The following year Boris Becker won in three sets against Stefan in Wimbledon, they also played against each other in 1990, which Stefan won in five sets.

After winning the Cincinnati Masters in August 1990, he was ranked No. 1. Which he held for the rest of the year, and most of 1991 and 1992.

The last two Grand Slam Titles he won where at the US Open. In 1991, he won the finals against Jim Courier 6-2,6-4,6-0 and in 1992 he won against Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4,7-6, 6-2.

He lost his last two Grand Slam final appearances at the Australian Open against Jim Courier, both times in four sets in 1992 and 1993.

Stefan also helped Sweden win the Davis Cup four times and played for them in seven finals. He also won the World Team Cup with Sweden three times. He also won the Bronze medal in singles and doubles at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

Edberg retired in 1996, after winning a total of $ 20,630,941 in prize money. He appeared in 54 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, winning 42 single tournaments and 18 double titles. Stefan was also No. 1 for a total of 72 weeks.

He was awarded the ATP’s Sportmanship Award five times and the Award was renamed the “Edberg Sportmanship Award” in 1996. Stefan also was named into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

He has also established the Stefan Edberg foundation in Sweden to help young players and also supports other charities.

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