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Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg is a retired Swedish professional tennis player who was born on January 19, 1966, in Vastervik, Sweden. He had a highly successful career on the ATP tour, winning a total of 41 singles titles and 18 doubles titles.

Edberg turned professional in 1983 and quickly established himself as one of the top players on the tour. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 1 in 1990. He was known for his all-court game and his excellent serve-and-volley skills.

Edberg had his most successful years in the late 1980s and early 1990s when he won 6 Grand Slam singles titles, including 2 Australian Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles, and 2 US Open titles. He also won a gold medal in men’s doubles at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, playing with his fellow Swede, Anders Jarryd.

Off the court, Edberg was known for his sportsmanship and his graciousness with opponents and fans. He was awarded the ATP Sportsmanship Award 5 times during his career.

After retiring from professional tennis in 1996, Edberg became a successful businessman and philanthropist. He established the Stefan Edberg Foundation to provide financial support for underprivileged children in Sweden. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004 in recognition of his contributions to the sport.

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