Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:49
from Kings of Tennis.se
Stefan Edberg with Carlos Moya, Mats Wilander, Marcelo Rios, Thomas Enqvist and Henri Leconte in the first media conference at the Kings of Tennis
All is set for the first day of play at the Kings of Tennis. Expectations for the reigning champion Stefan Edberg are high, but the Swede is ready for the task of defending his title. - It feels good. I hit the ball well, says Edberg for tonight's match against Henri Leconte.
It was a relaxed but focused group who met the media during Tuesday's press conference. Just a few hours before title holder Stefan Edberg meets the crowd again and tries to repeat last year's performance. At 18.30 Edberg will play Frenchman Henri Leconte in the tournament's inaugural match.
- I feel good, the only thing I lack is match play. It takes a while to get into it, said Edberg.
Friday, 21 February 2014 19:13
Eurosport will broadcast this year's Kings of Tennis, which, among other things, stages a duel between Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg.
For the third year in a row, the Kings of Tennis takes place at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. The tournament will be held from March 11 to 14 and is part of the ATP Champions Tour. For this year's edition, the six tennis legends are Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Thomas Enqvist, Henri Leconte, Carlos Moya and Marcelo Rios. The requirements to enter the Champions Tour are hard - one must either have been world number one, Grand Slam finalist or Davis Cup winner as singles player.
Eurosport broadcasts the tournament's final two days. Thursday, March 13, the last matches are held in the group stage, in which Mats Wilander meets Stefan Edberg and Carlos Moya tackles Marcelo Rios. The following day, the 14th, it's time for finals and third place match.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:40
from Kings of Tennis.se
Stefan Edberg, Mats Wilander and Henri Leconte.
The three oldest and youngest will be in two different groups fighting for a place in the final of the Kings of Tennis. Edberg, Wilander and Leconte meet in Group 1 while Moya, Rios and Enqvist are battling in Group 2. The players in both groups played during the same periods on the professional ATP tour and know each other's games well - there will be close matches and the outcome is impossible to predict.
The Kings of Tennis will be played in a round robin format. The top player from each group contests in the final, while the two players who finish second in each group play off for the third place.
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 15:23
from ATP Champions Tour.com
Australian Open semi-finalist Wayne Ferreira will replace Stefan Edberg in the Statoil Masters Tennis line-up after the Swede was forced to withdraw from the event after undergoing knee surgery.
Ferreira will join Group A of the Legends tournament alongside defending champion John McEnroe and two-time French Open champion, Sergi Bruguera. Group B sees last year's runner-up Mats Wilander up against Henri Leconte and Jeremy Bates.
Edberg will still attend the event, to speak to spectators on the court, sign autographs and meet sponsors, but is very disappointed not to be able to play.
"I am very sorry not to be able to take part in the Statoil Masters Tennis. Unfortunately my knee has not recovered quickly enough after knee surgery," said Edberg. "The Royal Albert Hall is an incredible venue and the spectators make it a wonderful atmosphere, and although I will still visit this year, I hope that I can return to play in future years."
Monday, 18 November 2013 10:21
Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter will bring back memories of their classic 2001 Wimbledon final after being drawn together in the round-robin stages of the Statoil Masters Tennis, an IMG event, at the Royal Albert Hall, 4th-8th December.
In an official launch party at the Grosvenor House Appartments by Jumeirah, the full order of play for the week was revealed, with John McEnroe scheduled to face two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera on Thursday evening, and then former World No.1 Mats Wilander on Friday night.
McEnroe leads the Legends tournament, with Stefan Edberg, Henri Leconte and Jeremy Bates also taking part. In the ATP Champions Tour event, Rafter and Ivanisevic have been drawn with Greg Rusedski, and Tim Henman, Mark Philippoussis and Fabrice Santoro feature in the other group.
Friday, 18 October 2013 16:40
In the latest edition of the Kings of Tennis he beat John McEnroe in the final and was crowned as the new king of the tournament. In March, Stefan Edberg will be back in Stockholm, ready to defend his title.
The former world number one and winner of six singles Grand Slam tournaments is the second tennis giant to be ready to play in next year's event, which, as always, is part of the ATP Champions Tour. Previously, Mats Wilander declared he will return to the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre to compete for the title.
Four more names will be presented in the next months for the tournament that will be played from March 11th to 14th.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:12
from ATP Champions Tour.com
Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter during a funny action at the 2009 Royal Albert Hall Masters final in London
Two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg will return to London in December to play in the Statoil Masters Tennis, an IMG event, at the Royal Albert Hall.
Edberg, who reached the final and lost a thrilling Albert Hall clash to Pat Rafter in 2009, will join Rafter, John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman in the ever-popular pre-Christmas tennis event played 4th - 8th December.
"I am very excited to be coming back to play in the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal albert Hall," said Edberg. "It is one of the most beautiful arenas in the world and I feel very lucky to have the chance to play against John McEnroe and the other great champions in front of a great crowd in London."
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:27
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.
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:23
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.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:00
from Swedish Open.org
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.