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"Things have really changed in today's tennis. In my years there were more upsets, there were a lot more names... It was not as predictable as tennis is today. You've got the question: «Who's gonna win the next Grand Slam?» and you only have four options" - Stefan Edberg on today's tennis. Read the interview

Senior exhibitions and tournaments

Edberg and Järryd defeated in Båstad doubles exhibition

Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd were defeated 6-3 by Dustin Brown and Tommy Haas in the one-set doubles exhibition in Båstad that marked Stefan's return to played tennis after more than three years.

The challenge between Sweden and the Rest of Europe ended on 1-1, since the team Wilander/Pernfors had defeated Frenchmen Forget/Pioline 6-4 on Monday.

Unfortunately, the event wasn't televised and there's no video of Stefan's performance available on Youtube or anywhere else for the moment.

Boris Becker, who was also supposed to take part in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Swedish Open and appear during the exhibition as coach of the German team, wasn't in Båstad instead and was replaced on the bench of the Germans by Ilie Nastase.

Earlier today, the Facebook page of the Swedish Open shared some fantastic high-definition pictures of the exhibition. Some others were kindly shared by Birte P. (@Sommarsverige on Twitter).

 

Legends shine in Båstad

from Hd.se
by Ulf Månsson 
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello

Sweden has had three players listed as the world's best - legends that evoke sweet memories in the first days of the Swedish Open.

Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg have all been world number ones. If you put them along with Anders Järryd and Mikael Pernfors you get a total of 35 Grand Slam titles. Precious tennis nobility that brings together much of the history of Swedish tennis. Players who have an obvious place at the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Swedish Open.

"It all started when I contacted Bjorn (Borg), and he was excited to be involved. Then came Wilander and Edberg and I was very enthusiastic," says tournament director Christer Hult.

 

Stefan Edberg to end drought from played tennis in Båstad

Stefan Edberg with Anders Järryd in their 2013 appearance

by Mauro Cappiello

After almost three years and a half, Stefan Edberg is set to come back to active tennis! The occasion will be very prestigious: the Swedish Open in Båstad next month, right after Wimbledon, will celebrate its 70th anniversary putting together the three Greats of Swedish tennis.

On July 18th, Stefan will join fellow glories Björn Borg and Mats Wilander for a Legend Doubles event that will be held during the SkiStar Swedish Open. Edberg will team up with his former doubles partner Anders Järryd in a match that promises to be highly spectacular against the German duo made up by Tommy Haas and the net specialist Dustin Brown, the man who caused a major upset in Wimbledon two years ago beating Rafael Nadal in the second round.

This doubles show match will be preceeded the day before by another team exhibition. The Swedish couple Mats Wilander/Joakim Nyström (4 titles combined in the Båstad singles event) will play against Frenchmen Guy Forget and Cedric Pioline.

 

Stefan Edberg at the 2016 Necker Cup


Stefan Edberg with Rafael Nadal at the 2013 edition of the Necker Cup

Stefan Edberg will take part in the 2016 Necker Cup, hosted like every year at Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island from November 14th to 19th.

After his 2013 appearance, Stefan will be for the second time at the charity event that pairs up 16 ATP/WTA players with amateurs of all levels. The Swede will offer his first public tennis display, aside from those with Roger Federer, since the 2014 King of Tennis in Stockholm.

This year’s big names will include former WTA world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Daniela Hantuchova, Viktor Troicki, last year’s US Open champion Flavia Pennetta and her husband Fabio Fognini.

 

Win the chance to meet Stefan Edberg at the Kings of Tennis

The fifth edition of the Kings of Tennis will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre from March 16th to 18th. Like last year, Stefan Edberg won’t play the tournament, that will feature tennis legends John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, Henri Leconte and Thomas Muster, plus Thomas Enqvist, who will only appear in a doubles exhibition.

But the news is that Stefan will nevertheless be in Stockholm to attend the event as a special guest of the VIP lounge, where he will meet the fans and sign autographs.

 
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