The great thing about Edberg was his footwork and hands..he was so quick to the service line..it was like he was there before his serve bounce in the court. He was so fluid..
Edberg was on Center Court, the interview show on TTC, and he said until he was about 17, he had a powerful serve. I forgot what he said caused him to change his motion and not go for so much, but it was some kind of physical problem. I know he also used to have a two handed backhand, so it's just fun to imagine all the limitations that caused his game to evolve the way it did.
First off, his forehand is probably the worst of the Open era for a man who made it into the top 10, maybe even top 25. His female counterpart possibly being Pam Shriver. I don't know why nobody ever changed his grip but staying at the baseline was NOT an option.
Changing to a one-handed backhand allowed him to develop a better slice, better volleys, and play a more attacking style. Probably. Anyway, the serve thing is very interesting because it wasn't all that. The only thing he had going for it, really, was it gave him a lot of time to get to the net. His first serve was less potent than Roddick's second, and I really wonder how well he would do on the 21st century tour. Part of me thinks he'd get eaten up. Guys would attack his forehand mercilessly. I wonder if they'd eat his serve up, too.