Stefan Edberg reflects on Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic 2019 Wimbledon final



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Stefan Edberg reflects on Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic 2019 Wimbledon final

Former two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg says The All England Club is the place where he will always gladly return. Edberg, 56, captured six Grand Slam titles during his career and his two Wimbledon victories came in 1988 and 1990.

A week ago, Edberg took part in a special ceremony that was held regarding the Centre Court's 100th anniversary. Edberg was joined by other Wimbledon champions and tennis icons. Among those in attendance were Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

In the 2019 Wimbledon final, Djokovic saved two championship points on Federer's serve to win a thriller five-set final.

Edberg: The Djokovic-Federer final was the highest-quality

“Personally, this is the place to come back to if I had to choose one place,” Edberg said, per Tennishead.

“Since growing up watching [Bjorn] Borg winning his five titles here to playing here myself, winning [the title]. You always feel very welcome when you come back to Wimbledon. You have a lot of inspiration here. At the same time, a lot of tradition as well.

Borg vs [John] McEnroe back in 1980. So many of us have watched the [Roger] Federer vs [Rafael] Nadal match [2008 final], that stands out, it might be one of the best matches. And recently, I watched this very long match when Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the [2019] final a couple of years ago, having match points.

That was probably, quality-wise, the best match that I’ve seen in my entire life at Wimbledon”. Wimbledon is considered as the most presitigous tournament in the world and every kid who starts playing tennis dreams of winning it all at The All England Club one day.

Interestingly, Edberg was winning Grand Slams in streaks. Edberg won his first two Grand Slams at the Australian Open (1985, 1987), before he captured his third and fourth Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon (1988, 1990). Edberg's last two Grand Slam victories came at the US Open (1991, 1992).