Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:45
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.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:25
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.
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:04
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.
Monday, 08 February 2016 21:01
The fifth edition of the Kings of Tennis, the Stockholm stage of the ATP Champions Tour, will take place at the Stockholm Waterfront from March 16th to 18th without Stefan Edberg for the second year in a row.
In spite of ending his partnership with Roger Federer and having more time for himself, Stefan decided to skip the tournament, delaying his return to senior tennis, his last appearance dating back to the final of the Stockholm event against Thomas Enqvist exactly two years ago.
Five legends will take part to this year’s edition, with the highlights of 2012 champion John McEnroe and Mats Wilander. Henri Leconte, Pat Cash and Thomas Muster will complete the field, while Thomas Enqvist will only appear in a doubles exhibition.
The five player format forced the organizers to a program made up of two semifinals, with Pat Cash who’ll wait for the winner of the qualifying match between Muster and Leconte. (mc)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 17:19
From Wednesday, March 18, and for three days the senior tournament Kings of Tennis will be played in Stockholm. Pete Sampras' name is on the poster, but something takes the fun out. I'm afraid this is one of the last Kings of Tennis events we'll see.
This year Stockholm will host a stage of the ATP Champions Tour for the fourth time. Unfortunately, I think the competition at the Stockholm Waterfront has become worse and worse.
In 2012 it started with eight players in Stockholm, among the others Stefan Edberg, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Cash and John McEnroe. Mats Wilander also would have been there, but he got injured in a freak accident during the Australian Open.
Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:59
ftom Atp Champions Tour.com
Thomas Enqvist blasted past defending champion Stefan Edberg 6-2, 6-3 to claim the Kings of Tennis crown at Stockholm’s Waterfront Centre on Friday evening.
Enqvist looked in ruthless mood taking to the court for his first ever final at the Stockholm event. The 40 year old employed his strength and power to great effect, forcing Edberg to retreat behind the baseline and delivering brutal blows from both wings. The first set was Enqvist's in under half an hour, and despite Edberg mounting spirited resistance, his defences were finally breached at 3-3 in the second set, the one break of serve proving decisive in securing victory for the younger swede, his third of the week against former World No. 1s.
Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:16
Edberg fell in the final, but was hailed by the winner in his acceptance speech. Thomas Enqvist, 40, is the King of Tennis, 2014. After his victory, 6-2, 6-3, he praised his opponent, Stefan Edberg, 48. - It's incredible to have you here, said Enqvist.
Henri Leconte, Marcelo Rios, Carlos Moya, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and Thomas Enqivst. The legends gathered in Stockholm for the 2014 edition of the "Kings of Tennis" and it was the "home player" Enqvist who impressed the most.
In Friday's final against Edberg there was no doubt: the 40-year-old dominated all through the match and only conceeded five games.
Friday, 14 March 2014 19:29
The senior tournament Kings of Tennis is being played in Stockholm this week.
And the big highlight so far was held on Thursday when two of Sweden's most successful players ever met again.
But there was never any doubt about who would win.
Stefan Edberg, who recently extended his coaching agreement with Roger Federer, proved to be in far too good physical shape for Mats Wilander.
Friday, 14 March 2014 17:11
from ATP Champions Tour.com
Stefan Edberg set up a final showdown against countryman Thomas Enqvist after brushing aside the challenge of fellow swede Mats Wilander 6-1 6-1.
Edberg looked like a man half his age in front of the sell-out crowd at the Stockholm Waterfront Centre on Thursday, gliding across the court and putting away volleys with nonchalant ease.
With Roger Federer also into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Kings of Tennis defending champion Edberg has his fingers crossed that a double win may be on the cards for both coach and pupil this week.
"A double win is, without doubt, the aim for both me and Roger this week. It would be fantastic!" he said.
"Roger had better be following my matches here! His matches are in the middle of the night for me so I’ll be up tonight streaming his match against Anderson on my computer."
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 18:00
Stefan Edberg wins again. The Swede defeated Henri Leconte in the first round of the Kings of Tennis 6-4, 6-2. - I'm aiming for the final, I always do, says Edberg in the victory interview.
He turned 48 but moves smoothly like a cat on a tennis court.
But, more than physics, Stefan Edberg's effective serve-and-volley game was crucial in his victory against Frenchman Henri Leconte in the first match of the Kings of Tennis 2014.
- Henri is a fantastic player. I have great respect for his game. But I got a good start and it is usually easier, said Edberg in the victory interview on court.
The match was the first in the veteran tournament at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm.