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Stefan Edberg      

Retired World No. 1 Tennis Player & Former Coach of Roger Federer; International Tennis Hall of Famer & Namesake of ATP's Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Stefan Edberg is a Swedish former world No. 1 professional tennis player (in both singles and doubles). During his career, he won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles. He also won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning-team four times. In addition 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, 9 years in the top 5, and is considered one of the greatest players of his era. Edberg began coaching Roger Federer in January 2014, with this partnership ending in December 2015.

Edberg first came to the tennis world's attention as a brilliant junior player. He won all four of the Grand Slam junior titles in 1983. As a professional, Edberg won his first career doubles title in Basel in 1983, and his first top-level singles title at Milan in 1984. Edberg's first two Grand Slam singles titles came at the Australian Open. He also won the Australian Open and US Open men's doubles titles in 1987.

In 1988, Edberg reached the first of three consecutive finals at Wimbledon. In all three finals he played against Boris Becker in what is remembered as one of Wimbledon's great rivalries. Edberg won their first encounter in a four-set match spread over three days because of rain delays. A year later, in 1989, Becker won in straight sets. The best of their matches came in the 1990 final, when Edberg won an epic five-set encounter.

Edberg claimed the World No. 1 ranking in August 1990 by winning the Cincinnati Masters. He held it for the rest of that year, and for much of 1991 and 1992. Edberg's final two Grand Slam singles triumphs came at the US Open, with wins over Jim Courier in 1991 final, and Pete Sampras in the 1992 final.

Edberg also played on four Swedish Davis Cup winning teams in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1994. He appeared in seven Davis Cup finals, a record for a Swedish player. Edberg was also a member of the Swedish teams which won the World Team Cup in 1988, 1991 and 1995.

At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where tennis was a demonstration sport, Edberg won the men's singles Gold Medal. Four years later, at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, tennis became a full medal sport and Edberg won Bronze Medals in both the men's singles and the men's doubles for Sweden.

During his career, Edberg won a total 42 top-level singles titles and 18 doubles titles, and appeared in a record 54 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. He was ranked the World No. 1 for a total of 72 weeks. Edberg was also a five-time recipient of the ATP's Sportsmanship Award (1988-90, 92 and 95). In recognition of this achievement, the ATP renamed the award the "Edberg Sportsmanship Award" in 1996. In 2004, Edberg was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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