Stefan Edberg is one of the most well known faces in the world of tennis and has been for decades and Stefan Edberg has also coached the likes of Roger Federer and he played for 13 years at the top from 1983 till 1996 and in those 13 years he has won a total of 6 Grand Slams.
Stefan Edberg won 6 Grand Slams in his career and he had a win loss record of 801 wins and 270 losses which gave him a win % of 74.8. Stefan Edberg earned a total prize money of $20,630,041.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Matches of Stefan Edberg:
1) 1985 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final
This was the first Grand Slam win in the career of Stefan Edberg and it came in 1985 when he faced his countryman Mats Wilander and this match was an easy win for Stefan Edberg who established his dominance early and he finished the match in 3 sets. He won the match 6-4,6-3 and 6-3 to win his first Australian Open.
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2) 1988 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final
It was the year 1988 and this was the Wimbledon Final and he was facing the great Boris Becker who had already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. This match was incredible and it went 4 sets just like Boris Becker liked but the outcome of this match was to the liking of Stefan Edberg. Stefan Edberg lost the first set by 4-6 and then started the comeback of a champion as he won the second set in a tie breaker 7-6 and then he went on to win the next 2 sets 6-4 and 6-2 to win his first Wimbledon title
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3) 1990 US Open Men’s Singles Final
This was the first US Open title for him and this match was one of the most dominant performances in a Grand Slam final at that time because of how great all those players were. Stefan Edberg was facing Jim Courier and he dominated him and won the match in 3 sets by 6-2,6-4 and 6-0. This was the 3rd different Grand Slam which he had won in his career.
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4) 1987 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final
This was one of the best Matches In the career of Stefan Edberg as it was one of those rare 5 set thrillers in a Grand Slam final. This was the 1990 Australian Open and his opponent was Pat Cash. The first set was won by Stefan Edberg 6-3 and the second set as well by 6-4 but then Pat Cash started making his comeback in the match and he won the next 2 sets 3-6 and 5-7 and it was everything to play for in the final set. Stefan Edberg had a little more left and he won the 5th set 6-3 and won his second Australian Open title.
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5) 1990 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final
This was perhaps the hardest Grand Slam Final in the career of Stefan Edberg because he was facing peak Boris Becker in the final at Wimbledon. This was a 5 set classic and this match had everything. The first 2 sets were won by Stefan Edberg by 6-2,6-2 but like it has happened before Boris Becker made a great comeback and he won the next 2 sets 3-6 and 3-6 and it was 2-2 heading into the 5th set. Here Stefan Edberg showed his class and he beat Boris Becker by 6-4 in the last set to win the title.
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