Monday, 15 October 2012 16:02
Could Thomas Enqvist still be the hardest Swede to beat in 2012?
Who is Sweden's best tennis player now? According to the ranking, the answer is Patrik Rosenholm. But I say Thomas Enqvist, the 38-year-old Davis Cup captain who played his last ATP tournament seven years ago.
Some national success is unlikely at the 44th edition of the Stockholm Open, which begins on Monday at the Kungliga Tennishallen. On the other hand, Swedish tennis is in such a deep slump that many of the long-time retired stars would fare very well in the home competition after aboout a month of hard training.
This is of course impossible to prove, nevertheless the fact that Enqvist is a player of a higher level than Rosenholm and the 28 other Swedes who have a place on the ranking list is something that can be substantiated with hard facts.
Sunday, 09 September 2012 13:33
Canadian junior Filip Peliwo is the first boy since Stefan Edberg in 1983 to play all four Junior Grand Slam finals in the same year
from The Sports Campus
Filip Peliwo etched his name in the tennis history books on Saturday following his 6-4, 6-0 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The win gave Peliwo a berth in his fourth junior Grand Slam boys' singles final of the season where he will play Liam Broady of Great Britain on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Canadian becomes the first player since Stefan Edberg in 1983 to reach all four junior Major singles finals in the same year at the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and now the U.S. Open. Peliwo won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, making Canadian tennis history along with Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) who swept the girls' singles and doubles titles at the All-England Club.
Monday, 03 September 2012 06:33
Stefan Edberg with Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson in a promotional poster of the Climate Arena
The new Climate Arena, inaugurated on August 30th in Växjö, will be run by Stefan Edberg along with fellow former tennis professionals Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson via their new tennis concept, Ready Play Tennis (RPT), creating unique opportunities for young talents to develop within Sweden.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 19:45
Stefan Edberg with Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson
The Södra Climate Arena is the world's first tennis hall made of timber that meets the requirements to be called a passive building; a concept for energy-efficient, climate-friendly construction. The tennis hall was opened on 30 August and is situated next to Södra's head office in Växjö.
"Södra has previously participated in projects for constructing timber housing. With the Södra Climate Arena, we have produced a concept hall which we hope will be a role model for the sports arenas of the future. We want to emphasise the opportunities offered by building using timber, and passive buildings are the construction technology of the future. They are also a vital piece of the puzzle as regards climate issues, as building with timber is the best method for long-term storage of carbon dioxide," said Christer Segerstéen, Chairman of Södra.
County Governor Kristina Alsér declared the tennis hall open by being the first person to hit a ball on the court. The hall will be run by Ready Play, a team of people made up of the three tennis "names" Stefan Edberg, Magnus Larsson and Carl-Axel Hageskog. During the opening ceremony, grants were also awarded to talented juniors from the Stefan Edberg Foundation.
Saturday, 21 July 2012 10:44
by Mauro Cappiello
STE...fans turns 11 years old today and just one year has gone by since it completely changed its style passing to a new, better organized and more graphically attractive content management system platform. Like we hoped, the last one has been a year of huge growth for STE...fans.
This is mostly due to the fact that we have a new, more populated, Facebook page that just reached the target of 14,500 fans and boosted our traffic enormously.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:43
Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker in Båstad
by Mauro Cappiello
After some pictures at the Swedish Tennis Hall of Fame, the two have held a nice press conference in front of a delighted crowd, with many jokes by both and, most of all, words of mutual appreciation and respect by two gentlemen of the courts.
Friday, 22 June 2012 16:04
from Sport magazine
Ahead of Wimbledon fortnight, which begins on Monday, we bring you the most memorable matches of all time at the All England Club
The world wept with her
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:33
from La Gazzetta dello Sport
(lu.mar.) On May 17 1996, the crowd at Foro Italico greets with particular emotion Stefan Edberg's last appearance in Rome. He is defeated in the quarter finals 6-3 6-3 by future Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek. Edberg greets the 10.000 people bowing and stopping at the four corners of the court, and the crowd pays a very special tribute to the Swede. "To receive such a reaction in a foreign country is something amazing and extraordinary. I was expecting the applause, certainly not all this gratitude. When I was about to leave the court, I felt a strong shudder, I touched my arm and I had goose bumps". It is the farewell to Rome by one of the most admired champions of the '80s and '90s.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:37
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 20:19
We want to wish Stefan Edberg all the best for his 46th birthday with this video from 1995. Stefan celebrated his birthday in Australia, as most of the times during his professional career. After winning his 2nd round match against Adrian Voinea, he receives a cake and the wishes from the journalists in the press room and talks about his birthdays on court to Ubaldo Scanagatta. This report was recorded from the news magazine "Sport time" of the Italian sports tv Tele+2. Speech: Elena Pero, Edberg's voice: Mino Taveri, interview: Ubaldo Scanagatta, subtitles: Mauro Cappiello for STE...fans. Please, wish Stefan happy birthday in the comments!