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Wilander hopes for Edberg comeback in Davis Cup

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Wilander hopes for Edberg comeback in Davis Cup
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Swedish tennis legend Mats Wilander, current coach of the country’s Davis Cup team, is hoping fellow tennis great Stefan Edberg will be willing to make a comeback to help the squad overcome a spate of injuries.

“On a fast indoor court, Israel’s second ranked player couldn’t touch him,” Wilander said of the 43-year-old former Wimbledon champion to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

With so many of Sweden’s top players injured, Wilander reckons Edberg could easily be considered the second-best player in Sweden at the moment.

Edberg recently made his debut on the veteran tennis circuit and also plays squash at an elite level, so there’s little question about his physical condition.

Nevertheless, Edberg remains doubtful about the prospect of joining Sweden for its upcoming Davis Cup match against Israel in March.

“It’s very, very, very unlikely,” said Edberg to the Sydsvenskan newspaper, adding there are several other players who would likely get the nod ahead of him.

Wilander acknowledges that chances are slim that the former world number-one would grace the court in Malmö to help his fellow countrymen defeat Israel, but remains hopeful nonetheless.

“If he calls and says he’s interested, well then yeah, I’m really interested,” he told Aftonbladet.

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