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"I think every person will experience moments like this. For 15 years I've been pursuing the tennis world, and have experienced all the bitter and the sweet. I will always remember you" - Stefan Edberg on leaving tennis. Read the article

Senior exhibitions and tournaments

Stefan Edberg at the 2013 Necker Cup

Stefan Edberg, along with 12 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and former World n.1 Ana Ivanovic, will be one of the 16 scheduled pros to play in this year’s Necker Cup, a five-day, world class Pro-Am Tennis Event on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in The British Virgin Islands.

This year’s event is scheduled for November 12-16th. Sixteen ATP / WTA Tour Players/Legends paired up with sixteen amateur take part in the tennis event and a handicapped scoring format makes it competitive for every player. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. The winning team in each bracket earns the chance to play in the Necker Cup Finals.

During the tennis event a Tennis Camp is held, called WTT Legends Camp, in partnership with the World Team Tennis. Three days of on court instruction with clinics led by Murphy Jensen, Wayne Bryan and other World Team Tennis Pros.

 

Superstars from different generations

from Swedish Open.org


Stefan Edberg and Magnus Larsson during a doubles match in Båstad in July 2008

First day of the 66th edition of SkiStar Swedish Open offers uncountable stars in action. In the schedule we find the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the talented Swedish junior Elias Ymer, and legends like Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, and two other former world number one players together with two Olympic silver medalists.

On the same day we will see a fabulous mix of some of the tennis history’s biggest names, one of the most interesting names at the moment, and a 17 year-old talented Swede.

First to play is Elias Ymer, who could not have asked for a tougher draw in his ATP debut.

Five year older Dimitrov is a talent of extreme caliber, talent that rarely is spotted in any other sport, and with a bigger register than most established top players. He made semi-final in last year’s Båstad tournament, and he is also the most entertaining tennis player in the world among players like Roger Federer.

 

Legends Doubles features greatest field on Swedish soil

from Swedish Open.org
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello


Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd inaugurate the Swedish Open in Båstad in July 2010

Four former world number ones, two Olympic silver medalists and 37 Grand Slam titles. This is about nothing but the highest tennis nobility in Legends Doubles as determined under SkiStar Swedish Open.  Not only the ATP tournament in Båstad showcases many of today's top players, but on July 8th and 9th the audience will also be receive great entertainment from a number of the biggest stars of all time.

Doubles tournaments with former stars rise great success during the four Grand Slam events, and, although much focus is just on entertainment, the players are still very high standard, which ensures good games and close matches.

Now that the Legends Doubles premieres in Sweden, it is about a rarely seen star parade with former world number ones Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander at the top.

 

Båstad spiced up with legends

from Hd.se
by Mattias Friberg
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello


Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd during an exhibition in Båstad in 2010

Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jonas Bjorkman and five other Swedish legends. The Swedish Open gets spiced up with a special doubles tournament.

In recent years the Swedish Open has offered evening tennis, a tournament called Sunset-tennis, but this year there will be no that kind of evenings.

"It's a little too risky with the weather, so we are supposed to have a legends tournament, instead", says tournament director Thomas Wallen.

On Monday and Tuesday in the men's tournament, the opening tennis week, a doubles legends legentournament will take place starting at 16.

"We've been working on it in the spring. We thought that since Monday and Tuesday are not large audience days and we do not have any Swedish men stars in singles, we would present some legends, instead", says Wallen.

 

What former stars Edberg and Ivanisevic are up to

from Blick.ch
by Marc Ribolla

Tennis legends Stefan Edberg and Goran Ivanisevic talk about their life after retirement

Roger Federer's (31) great career will end in the years to come. How long the 17-time Grand Slam winner will play is still to be seen. But for a father, Federer says: There comes a time after Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.

And so also for Roger one day the question will be: what comes after that? Former top stars like Stefan Edberg (Sweden, 47) and Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia, 41) are doing great. Like Federer, they are also family men, they have two children each, aged between 5 and 19.

"I'm still having fun playing. But it's not my job. I don't miss competition"

For Edberg (6 times Grand Slam winner) and Ivanisevic (Wimbledon champion in 2001) tennis is no longer in the foreground, yet they still meet regularly on the court - either on the ATP Champions Tour or in show matches. As this week in Stuttgart.

 
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