Fans and tennis admirers all over the world were screaming of joy about a month ago when, on February 9th, it was announced that Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were to play an exhibition in Stockholm in April 16th.
The event was to take place at the Kungliga Tennishallen and an online service to purchase tickets was already active on the site www.ticnet.se.
Only ten days later, though, news was spread that the event, whose gains would have gone to the Edberg Foundation for Swedish tennis, had been cancelled for a not clear contract dispute.
Definitely a bad news for the fans, who were already tasting a remake of the eternal duel between two big protagonists of the '80s and '90s, almost six years after their last meeting in the ATP Tour, on the grass of London's Queen's Club.
After Stefan's decision not to take part in the Senior Tour, fans will have to resign to the fact that Stefan's appearances will be very very rare, even though he's still keeping fit and time doesn't seem to have gone by for him. It's not surprising that Stefan still plays one-set matches against British top-ten Tim Henman and often wins.