Stefan Edberg

Enqvist again eyes top 10 as comeback continues

Thomas Enqvist was ranked number six in the world two years ago and hailed as the one to follow now-retired Stefan Edberg and lead the next generation of Swedish world beaters.

Friday, 20 March, 1998, 12:00am

Nominees to panel named

The Preparatory Committee published the full list of almost 5,800 nominees to the Selection Committee that will appoint Hong Kong's handover leader.

Lo Tak-shing and Arthur Garcia, two prospective candidates for chief executive of the Special Administrative Region government, were in the list.

27 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Patriotic fervour taken to ludicrous levels by the Yanks

'The noise became a gasp, which dissolved into a gentle buzz, anticipation killed by disappointment.' That was how one US magazine described the most satisfying moment of the Atlanta Olympic Games for non-Americans sickened by the swaggering, the arrogance and the jingoism of the home support.

26 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Edberg prolongs French farewell with revenge over Chang

STEFAN Edberg looked seven years younger when he beat last year's finalist Michael Chang in a rematch of the 1989 final at the French Open yesterday.

The 30-year-old Swede, on a farewell tour this year after slumping from number one to 45th in the world rankings, obviously decided to enjoy it as long as he could, beating the American fourth seed 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, 7-6.

2 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Burning issue fires 'new' Marlboro Man

CIGARETTE makers Philip Morris need mourn no more. The Marlboro Man may have died last week of lung cancer, but his replacement rose from the ashes at Victoria Park yesterday.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Injury finishes off Aussie's title quest

AUSTRALIAN teenager Mark Philippoussis, yet to lose a singles match at the Marlboro Championships, succumbed to a back injury yesterday which forced him to retire from his semi-final match against Italian Andrea Gaudenzi at Victoria Park.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Krajicek falls to great Aussie hope

AUSTRALIAN youngster Mark Philippoussis continued his fine vein of form when he defeated former Marlboro Championships winner Richard Krajicek 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-5 in a Red Group singles match at Victoria Park last night. The 18-year-old Philippoussis, regarded as Australia's best prospect since Pat Cash, reached the final of the Tokyo event last week, defeating Dutchman Krajicek on the way.

19 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Aussie to shock the old hands

YOUNG Australian Mark Philippoussis has thrust himself into contention for the overall title at the US$700,000 Marlboro Hong Kong Championships at Victoria Park only 12 months after marking his debut in the event by playing in the junior tournament.

17 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Stefan Edberg wins in Qatar Open.

DEFENDING champion Stefan Edberg had to fight off a spirited challenge from Ronald Agenor to book his place in the second round of the US$625,000 Qatar Open in Doha.

4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Third time lucky as Edberg takes crown

SWEDEN'S Stefan Edberg picked up his first Hong Kong title yesterday by dominating the hard-hitting defending champion Richard Krajicek of The Netherlands in the Marlboro Championships singles final at Victoria Park.

24 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Pete sets off quick demolition

AMERICAN world number one Pete Sampras showed he had fully recovered from a hamstring injury with a quickfire demolition of up-and-coming Zimbabwean Wayne Black 6-1, 6-4 in the Marlboro Championships at the Victoria Park last night.

20 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Seamless Edberg stakes title claim

POPULAR Stefan Edberg of Sweden sounded a warning he is ready for his first Hong Kong title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Zimbabwe's Byron Black in the Marlboro Championships at Victoria Park last night.

The former world number one, seeded to win the Blue Group which includes Jacco Eltingh of The Netherlands, took only an hour and 22 minutes to secure his centre court win.

19 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Carlsen robbed by illness

LORI McNeil, the surprise conqueror of Steffi Graf, reached Wimbledon's fourth round with a solid victory yesterday. But another giant killer, Kenneth Carlsen, fell ill and withdrew a day after upsetting Stefan Edberg.

McNeil, in her best Wimbledon since 1989, defeated Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands, 6-2, 6-4.

25 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Soccer fans have high hopes

AT this year's Winter Olympics, Sweden produced two gold medal-winning performances. Pernilla Wiberg won an individual gold in the women's combined alpine skiing event, but the crowning moment for Sweden came in the ice hockey where the nation's puck-masters slapped their way to victory against Canada after a penalty shoot-out.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Australian Open Celebration competition

TENNIS fan Mark Cranfield of Bowen Road, Mid-Levels, will be in the thick of the action at the US Open in Flushing Meadow, come August, courtesy of the South China Morning Post and STAR TV.

Mark was the first name picked out of thousands of entries, which poured in for the Australian Open Celebration competition run in the SCMP - the paper that cares about it's readers.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am