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Who has had the better career ?

  • Becker

    Votes: 109 29.7%
  • Edberg

    Votes: 178 48.5%
  • Both careers were equally good.

    Votes: 80 21.8%

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They have both won 6 slams, but never the French Open.

They both reached the no. 1, Edberg a bit longer.

Becker won 49 tournaments, how many did Edberg win ?

Becker never won a clay-tournament, did Edberg win one ?

Becker leads head-to-head 25-10.

Edberg struggled towards the end of his career, Becker was a bit longer a contender.

I would choose option 3, I think.
 

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You mean more of a natural volleyer, Ace?!?!;) Stefan!:eek:
 

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best serve and volley of 90's was Edberg

then Rafter followed by Becker and Sampras

Becker and Sampras got easier volleys with a bigger serve.

i'm biased........ so is everyone else :p

Becker off court LMAO ........ you mean in the broom cupboard :p
 

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Stefan Edberg was my all time favorite men's tennis player. His 1989 French open Final loss to Michael Chang is my most dissapointed I've ever been as a tennis fan! :(

But Boris Becker was the slightly better player because of their head to head record, which he dominated. And Becker won their only 2 Davis Cup matches.

I miss Edberg so much! I just wish we could somehow take some of Stefan Edberg and put it in Marat Safin! :)
 

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I think Edberg was a more complete player in that he had more success on clay. But I like Becker better. I think he was more of an exciting player. Also for marrying Barbara Feltus ;)

They were such an excellent couple.
 

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Im not biased, i dont know both.
But according to the records, Becker is better, though i have never seen an Edberg match.
Sampras dominated the 90's, & Edberg is the best? Ok.
 

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Edberg played and beat Pete in their only slam meeting
Stefan was near the end when Pete took over

Stefan Edberg was poetry in motion
Becker more like a raging bull who lost the plot so many times it was almost McEnroe like.

I'm saying Edberg cos Becker to me was like the Hewitt of today, i was just :D :bounce: everytime he lost
 

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Edberg finished his career on a better note than Becker
Becker was totally useless near the end and couldn't even beat top 50 players
 

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and another point

Stefan was so good he had an award named after him even when he was still playing.

no one else in the history of the game can say that :p

Also did Becker win an Olympic Gold :p
 

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Yes, Becker DID win an Olympic gold. :p (in doubles with Stich)

And Edberg's was only at the demonstration event, that doesn't count. :p

Becker crushed Edberg twice in Davis-Cup-finals. :D

In Wimbledon-final 1989, Edberg was serving at 6-5 40-0 in the 2nd set and lost 12 of the next 13 points. :D

On the other hand, next year Becker came back from 2-6 2-6 to lead 3-1 in the 5th set, only to waste it with dumbest error of all time. :eek:
 

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Well, um ... let's see ...

Ah, yes: Becker had the better forehand BY FAR. :p

Also Edberg never dived to reach balls (as far as I remember). :p
 

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Edberg's backhand was one of the best ever :p
and he had the best backhand volley of all time :p

Edberg didn't have to dive cos he was always in the perfect place at the right time :D
 

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lol @ you two :p

I never got to see Stephan play, but I saw Becker towards the end of his career.

I wish I'd seen Stephan though, he sounds like he was great to watch - to say the least :p
 
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