Swedish Edberg is the former world No. 1 professional tennis player in both singles and doubles. A major proponent of the serve-and-volley style of tennis, he won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men’s doubles titles between 1985 and 1996. He also won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning-team four times.
Also, he won four Masters Series titles, four Championship Series titles and the unofficial Olympic tournament 1984, was ranked in the singles top 10 for ten successive years, and ranked 9 years in the top 5. Edberg began coaching Roger Federer in January 2014, with this partnership ending in December 2015. to know more about him, keep reading below.
Who are the parents of Stefan Edberg?
Recalling his early life, Edward Stefan was born as Stefan Bengt Edberg in Västervik, Sweden to Bengt Edberg and his wife Barbro Edberg. He is Swedish by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The information about his siblings and his academic qualification is yet to be disclosed. Further, his birth sign is Capricorn.
When did Stefan Edberg begin to play tennis?
- Edberg first came to the tennis world’s attention as a junior player. He won all four Grand Slam junior titles in 1983 to become the first (and only) player to achieve the “Junior Grand Slam” in the open era. Later that year as a professional, Edberg won his first career doubles title in Basel. Edberg accidentally caused the death of linesman Dick Wertheim with an errant serve during the 1983 US Open.
- In 1988, 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 in 1988, becoming the world’s number one ranked player. In all three of his consecutive Wimbledon finals, he played German Boris Becker in what became one of Wimbledon’s greatest rivalries. Edberg won their first encounter in a four-set match spread over two days because of rain delays. A year later, Becker won in straight sets. The closest of their matches came in 1990 final when Edberg won in five sets after being down a break in the fifth set.
- Due to a torn stomach muscle injury, he had to retire from the 1990 ‘Australian Open’ final while competing against defending champion Ivan Lendl. However, he captured the singles numero uno rank from Ivan Lendl on August 13, 1990, following his win in the Super 9 tournament in Cincinnati and retained the position for 72 weeks.
- In 1996, Edberg reached the finals of Queen’s club but lost the match to Boris Becker. He won his third and final Grand Slam doubles title at Australian Open with Petr Korda. He reached quarterfinals of his last US Open after defeating Richard Krajicek and Tim Henman but lost the quarterfinals to Goran Ivanisevic.
- Edberg was most comfortable playing tennis on fast-playing surfaces. Of his six Grand Slam singles titles, four were won on grass courts at the Australian Open (1985 and 1987) and Wimbledon (1988 and 1990) and two were won on hard courts at the US Open (1991 and 1992).
- Post his retirement from professional tennis, he started to play competitive squash and in no time became an elite player in Sweden.
- He became a part of the ‘Black Rock Tour of Champions’ in September 2008, which included retired ‘ATP Tour’ tennis professionals and became a winner of the first tournament he participated in Paris defeating Sergi Bruguera.
- He became the coach of Roger Federer in January 2014. This was announced by Federer in December 2013 on his Facebook page. Federer described Edberg’s role as “more of a mentor than a coach”; nonetheless, his influence has been widely regarded as pivotal in the Swiss champion’s eventual resurgence, especially in bringing effective and more frequent serve-and-volley and net charging to his game. Their collaboration finally ended in December 2015.
Who is Stefan Edberg married to?
Reflecting on his personal life, Edberg married Annette Hjort Olsen in the cathedral of Växjö, Sweden. Before her marriage with Edberg, at some point in time, Annette had a romantic association with Mats Wilander. The couple has two children, Christopher and Emilie. At present, the couple lives a blissful life without rumors of divorce or extramarital affairs.
How much net worth does Stefan Edberg?
As a former world No. 1 professional tennis player, Stefan earns a decent amount of money from his tennis career. As per online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $25 million as of 2019. However, his salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Stefan Edberg?
Observing his body statistics, Stefan Edberg stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is unknown. Similarly, he has a pair of blue eyes and brown hair color. Further, his shoe size is 8 (US) and the dress size is 4 (US).