Becker, Edberg renew rivalry at Wimbledon

2015-07-12 14:23
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London - Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg will be back on Centre Court for the Wimbledon final...but this time they won't be playing.

Edberg, the Swedish great who won six Grand Slam titles, is the coach of Roger Federer.

Becker, himself a six-time major champion, coaches Novak Djokovic.

In their playing days, Becker was 25-10 in matches against Edberg. But it was their three straight Wimbledon finals that stand out in their long rivalry.

Edberg took the first one in 1988, but Becker won a year later. In what turned out to be the decider at the All England Club, Edberg won again in 1990.

As coaches in Wimbledon finals, Becker is leading 1-0 after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year's championship match.

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Meanwhile it was announced that the Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the men's final at Wimbledon, as usual. The duke is the president of the All England Club and also presented the trophies after the women's final.

Roger Federer will be going for his record eighth Wimbledon title against defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Another snippet of news is that Wimbledon will have singles events in wheelchair tennis starting next year.

The All England Club has had doubles events for wheelchair players for 10 years, but not singles.

Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis says "I am sure they will be a popular addition and welcomed by the players and fans alike."

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Slam tournaments that is played on grass.

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