Stefan Edberg: «Nadal's golden age is over»

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  1. mauroed79

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    Before his exhibition match in Stockholm against Goran Ivanisevic (today at 17.30 CET), Stefan Edberg was interviewed by Swedish website Svd.se and talked about today's tennis, the vanishing of serve and volley and more.

    You can read the interview in Swedish here and an English translation on my website at this link. :lol:
     
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  2. BeHappy

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    That's a very unflattering photograph of stefan edberg as your sites banner.
     
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    Edberg is the newest member of Club Chopin:

    "No, today's men's tennis is fantastic and Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are definitely better than the top players a decade ago."
     
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  4. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    edberg vs. ivanisevic... i would have loved to be in the crowd ! :)
     
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  5. chrischris

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    I hope Edberg knows what he is saying here.
    I think Rafa is a bore to watch when he is playing , not to mention the 30-40 second waiting time that preceeds the play.
     
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    He knows what he is saying and its nothing many other experts have not also claimed. I agree its true that most champions will only domininate for 3..5 years and be a slam contender for not much more than one decade. He is also stating that the SV game is really hurt by todays softer balls and slower courts although he believes the style can still be very effective if another great player trained to play SV from the start of junior tennis. Edberg was one of my alltime favs and his ability to move forward and volley was one of the GOAT.
     
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