posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 12:15 PM
This Should Be Good
Grass-court legends Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg will play an exhibition match at Queen's Club on finals day at the Stella Artois Championships to
celebrate the tournament's 25th year.
The June 15 first-to-eight-games match will be their first encounter since they met in the London event's 1996 final.
"It will be an honour to play Stefan at the 25th anniversary of the Stella Artois Championships," said German Becker.
"Having won the tournament four times, the Queen's Club holds many special memories for me. My career really took off when I won the Stella Artois
title in 1985 and then Wimbledon three weeks later as a 17-year-old.
"Stefan and I enjoyed a great rivalry, playing many big matches over the years including my victory in that 1996 final at Queen's. I am planning a
similar outcome this time."
Swede Edberg won at Queen's Club in 1991 and reached the final on two other occasions, while Becker was champion there four times.
They contested three consecutive Wimbledon finals between 1988 and 1990 with Edberg winning the 1988 and 1990 titles and Becker triumphing in 1989.
Both have since retired from the professional ranks.
Tournament director Ian Wight said: "Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg have been great ambassadors for tennis, for sport and for the Stella Artois and we
were absolutely delighted when they both jumped at the chance 'for one more go at each other' to mark our 25th anniversary."
With all their rivalry over the years this should be a good match i think they will both take it quite seriously!!!