Stefan Edberg could count on an effective Serve but we could not say it was his main strengths (unlike so many other serve & volleyers). In his case, he was more a volleyer than a server. He opted for a high first serve percentage (64%) and when that first serve was in, 27% of the time it was unreturned (below average).
Server / Medium
Even though only 35% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals (below average), Stefan Edberg could be regarded as a Retriever when he had to play from the back of the court. He was not really taking any risks with his forehand or backhand and waited the right ball to make an approach.
Retriever / Medium
Using the backhand slice a lot, Stefan Edberg was nothing but a Tempo player. Tempo players are aggressive with their flat backhands and take an edge against their rivals making more points than them with this shot.
Tempo / Low
Stefan Edberg was no doubt a dominant Offensive player (Serve & Volleyer). 69% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result stand much above the general average of the ATP players. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the quality of his volley making on average 2.5 times more points with that shot than them. His favorite way to come in was the serve & volley (54% of his total points won) but he was also excellent with the return volley (6% of his total points won).
Offensive / Very High
From the back of the court, Stefan Edberg was more a Retriever than a Puncher. Unlike the Punchers, his ratio of forehand or backhand points were far below average.