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June 23, 1987: The day Stefan Edberg dished out a rare triple bagel at Wimbledon

Stefan Edberg inflige un triple 6-0 à son compatriote Eriksson, lors du premier tour de Wimbledon 1987. On this day, June 23, 1987, Stefan Edberg, world No 4, scored a 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 win against fellow Swede Stefan Eriksson in the first round at Wimbledon. It was only the third time in the Open era that a triple bagel was dished out in a Grand Slam tournament, and the first time at Wimbledon, on grass – and it would only happen twice afterwards.
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March 16, 1992: The day Stefan Edberg lost to the world No 289

What happened exactly on that day and why it’s memorable : Stefan Edberg was defeated by world No 289, Robbie Weiss. On this day, March 16, 1992, in Key Biscayne, Stefan Edberg, ranked No 2 in the world, who had recently reached the Australian Open final, was defeated by world No 289, Robbie Weiss, in the second round (6-3, 3-6, 6-4). It was one of Edberg’s worst losses, and it was one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history. However, the Swede would reclaim the world No 1 spot from Jim Courier at the end of the week.
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Rafael Nadal receives his fifth Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Rafael Nadal was selected as the 2021 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award winner in December and the Spaniard welcome the trophy to his Academy in Mallorca. The 2021 trophy has been given a place in the academy's Rafa Nadal Museum, alongside his four previous sportsmanship awards. First receiving the accolade in 2010, the 21-time Grand Slam champion has now been selected for the honour in four consecutive years. On the occasion Nadal said:
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Nadal wins Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at ATP Awards

Rafael Nadal has been voted as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in his career. Nadal won the award for the first time in 2010 and has now won an award in each of the categories. In the form of Newcomer (2003), Most Improved (2005), Comeback (2013) and Sportsmanship (2010, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).
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Nadal Earns Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: 'I Can't Be Happier'

Rafael Nadal has been selected by fellow players as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the fourth straight year in the 2021 ATP Awards. The 35-year-old has now received this honour five times, first triumphing in 2010. The award recognises the Spaniard’s fair play, professionalism and integrity...
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Nadal wins the Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award for the 5th time

Rafael Nadal is currently in Abu Dhabi, where he played the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. The Spaniard lost it to Andy Murray in the semi-final, but he can still be happy after he learned that he won the prestigious Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award for the 5th time. “I can’t be...
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December 9, 1985: The day Stefan Edberg claimed his first Grand Slam title

On this day, December 9 in 1985, 19-year-old and future world No 1 Stefan Edberg claimed his first Grand Slam title, defeating fellow Swede Mats Wilander in the Australian Open final (6-4, 6-3, 6-3). Edberg’s victory confirmed the change of the guard on the tour in 1985, as he was the second newcomer to win a major title after Boris Becker had triumphed at Wimbledon in July. Aftet the final, the two Swedish players flew back home together as they had to prepare for the Davis Cup final against West Germany.
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Looking back on the legacy of Stefan Edberg, a rebel with a volley

Sweden was unquestionably the superpower of men’s tennis in the ‘80s. Over the course of that decade, Swedish men won 13 Grand Slam singles titles. On three occasions, Sweden was the Davis Cup champion, more than any other nation during those ten years. Its players saturated the ranks, winning all sorts of titles on every possible surface, many holding spots in top ten.
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Nadal, Ruud, Tiafoe headline Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

It's award season on the ATP Tour and four players have been nominated for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. The award is for the player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities. Obviously, several names come to mind when you read the description of the award with Rafael Nadal at the forefront.