EDBERG NOW THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SWEDEN Champ takes top pigeon racing role in Sweden Former World Number 1 Stefan Edberg has been unveiled as the President of the Swedish International Pigeon Racing Committee, the organization currently bidding to bring the 2016 World Pigeon Racing Championships to Stockholm. Edberg will combine the role with his current business interests and part time mentoring of Swiss maestro Roger Federer. Federer OK with the role Questioned if the post would infringe on his availability to be by Federer's side, Edberg played down the concerns. "I have discussed the pigeons with Roger and he said it is nothing to flap about" chuckled the bird-loving Swede. "Seriously, Roger is very keen on pigeon racing and is fully supportive. He used to own a couple of pigeons and two canaries before he met Mirka. I don't think Mirka liked birds much, so she released them into the wild. He told me they didn't speak for weeks until Mirka relented and bought him a budgie." Borg admits it's a Cash Cow Pigeon Racing is the national sport of Sweden and the President of the committee is regarded by many as the most powerful man in the country, surpassing even the Prime Minister and the King. Former incumbent Bjorn Borg who was in the hot seat for 12 years admitted that tennis pales into insignificance in comparison. Borg: Earned 300 million in pigeon racing endorsements. "I earned a few million playing tennis. I can't complain. But, to put this in context, I earned nearly 300 million dollars through Pigeon Racing endorsements and we're talking back in the 1980s.", "At that time, I was generating half of the income of the entire Swedish Economy. Edberg should easily be able to generate around a billion US dollars minimum. Edberg wields the most power in Sweden right now. Only Gustavus Adolphus, who occupied the throne in the seventeenth century can really compare." Wilander left fuming Edberg's appointment came as a surprise to many with Mats Wilander having been tipped to take the top post. Edberg won the vote 19-17 with Anders Jarryd changing sides at last minute to seal his election victory. Wilander was clearly disappointed at losing and with Jarryd. "Anders is a f***** two-faced c**t" seethed the 7 times major winner. "It's the last time I ever mention his name on Game Set and Mats again. He's dead to me... and Edberg is a fraud. He claimed he wasn't interested in the post last week and then throws his hat in the ring and denies me of my rightful position at last minute" Wilander refused any further questions and later that day was seen scuffling with reporters outside his gated 125 room mansion in Monaco before a issuing a tirade of expletives from behind the gates. Edberg will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Friday by King Carl XVI Gustaf.