The winner of three Grand Slams doubles titles and six Grand Slams singles titles, Stefan Bengt Edberg was formerly known as the World’s No. 1 player in the professional world of tennis. Born on January 19, 1966, Edberg entered as a junior player. In 1983, he won four Grand Slams in the junior category and earned the title “Junior Grand Slam”.
After he became a professional player, he won his top-level singles title at Basel and Milan in 1983 and 1984 respectively. In 1985, he won his two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open to Mats Wilander in straight sets. In 1987, he defeated Pat Cash in five sets on grass courts. He won the U.S Open, that same year, in the doubles titles with Anders Järryd as well.
Edberg gained his place at the Wimbledon Finals in 1988. He won his first encounter with Boris Becker in the three finals. The next year, Becker defeated Edberg in straight sets. It was in 1990 that both had a close match, Edberg winning the game.
For three consecutive years, starting from 1990 to 1993, Edberg ranked first in World Tennis after claiming the championship title at the Cincinnati Masters. His two Grand Slam experiences came when he defeated Jim Courier in 1991 and Pete Sampras in 1992. His Grand Slam appearance for the singles match, however, was lost to Jim Courier in 1992 and 1993. Though, Edberg gained his doubles titles with Peter Korda at the Australian Open in 1996.
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