Why Swedish Coaches, Edberg, Norman and Bjorkman are so successful
Following are articles on what makes Swedish Coaches, Edberg, Norman and Bjorkman so successful with their players, Federer, Wawrinka and Murray.
Growing up Stefan Edberg was my favourite player. He fought for every point with such grace, displaying a calm demeanor. He was a true gentleman. This demeanor has greatly influenced my playing and coaching style.
Back in 1993 Edberg mentioned in an interview…
“I am what I am, I think you need all kinds of different people [on the ATP Tour]. You need sportsmen like myself. I have fans who like that type of behavior on the court. And then you have the opposite, where there’s a little more action watching [John] McEnroe and the other guys. I’m just doing the business of tennis and trying to perform my game and have people appreciate it.”
Edberg has brought his calm nature into his coaching and is making a big impact on Roger Federer’s Career, with Federer playing some of his best tennis ever at this year’s Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is quoted in relation to his coach Jonas Bjorkman…
“I think they have a good mindset, a lot of them are very calm individuals but extremely hard workers – which I know he was as a player.”
Stan Wawrinka has worked with Magnus Norman to try and stay calmer in matches…
“It’s a lot about confidence, especially with my game that I’m playing quite fast from the baseline, trying to always be aggressive. I take a lot of risks sometimes, so it’s important to be really fresh and relaxed in my head.”
ARTICLES ON EDBERG, NORMAN AND BJORKMAN: