Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:33
Stefan Edberg at the first edition of the Kings of Tennis
from Kings of Tennis.se
The legendary trio John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg and Jimmy Connors, with a total of 510 weeks at World n. 1 on the ATP rankings, is coming to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre from March 12 to 15 to play the second edition of Kings of Tennis.
Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:29
Stefan Edberg with Wayne Ferreira, Iva Majoli, Greg Norman and Richard Branson in the final ceremony of the Legends Championships
Stefan Edberg, 46, continued his unbeaten dominance in Cayman, winning the men’s singles segment for the second time in three years. The Swedish maestro won back in 2010. This time around, he would defeat South African star Wayne Ferreira 8-5. Both have a budding rivalry, throwing some playful verbal jabs at each other after their match.
Friday, 02 November 2012 13:19
Stefan Edberg defeated Tom Blake 8-5 in his opening match at the Grand Cayman Legends
by Matthew Yates
Friday, 26 October 2012 16:46
Stefan Edberg at the Legends Championships 2010
Everything is ready for the Grand Cayman Legends Tennis Championships that start on Tuesday October 30th. The exhibition tournament, that will have charity purposes, will feature a four-player men's event and a mixed doubles event. Stefan Edberg, who won the tournament back in 2010 beating Marat Safin in the final, is also in this year's players field. Other remarkable names in the draws are those of Martina Hingis, Wayne Ferreira and Murphy Jensen.
Stefan will play his first match on Wednesday October 31st, against Tom Blake, former pro and James' brother.
Monday, 24 September 2012 09:33
Stefan Edberg during the 2012 edition of the Kings of Tennis event
from Kings of Tennis.se
Kings of tennis is back after a successful first year and the preparations of the event have started. “John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg, Mats Wilander and Jimmy Connors are some of the players that we wish to get for this year’s event” says Per Hjertquist.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:36
by Mauro Cappiello (from Halle Westfalen)
Where to start from? When you have the chance to meet your childhood idol, suddenly every word becomes foreseen. So I would like to begin from the kindness of the staff at the press office of the Gerry Weber Open. It was only thanks to them that, without any media credential, I managed to access the press conference of the Champions Trophy and, believe it or not, without really knowing how, I found myself sitting in the first row, watching the winners of 70 Grand Slam tournaments combined speak, two meters away from the man I had always only watched on tv and who was the owner of my feelings back in my teenage days.
I was there, waiting to come in at a sign of the tournament communication director after all the players had ended speaking. He, indeed, introduced me to Stefan who saw me and smiled at me, when he recognized the outfit I was wearing: «Ah… and he has a nice Adidas jacket!», he said, maybe going back with his memory to 25 years ago, when he lifted his second Australian Open trophy with that on.
Monday, 11 June 2012 18:11
Spectators cheer the old stars Navratilova, Myskina, Edberg and Stich
Halle. Star Quartet at the Gerry Weber Stadium: yesterday almost 11,000 spectators appreciated with lots of applauses the show match at the Champions Trophy between tennis legends Martina Navratilova/Michael Stich and Anastasia Myskina/Stefan Edberg.
Monday, 11 June 2012 18:09
from Neue Westfälische
Navratilova and Stich win in front of 10,000 fans against Edberg and Myskina
Halle. Three Wimbledon champions stood on the Centre Court, for the Champions Trophy in 2012, the opening of the 20th Gerry Weber Open in Halle. Some 10,000 spectators were amazed about the still present form of Martina Navratilova and her partner, Michael Stich, and Stefan Edberg, who played with the 2004 French Open champion, Anastasia Myskina (30).
Sunday, 10 June 2012 15:28
from Match Point
Sunday, 10 June 2012 15:08
from Gerry Weber Open Magazine
Pure Tennis nostalgia. For years they have inspired the masses and on June 10th four former world class players will meet at the Gerry Weber Stadium in a star-studded mixed duel.
It will be a meeting of sports legends, who stand as the best tennis players of all time: for two decades Martina Navratilova dominated the stage and coined the term "women's tennis". The native Czech retired only five years ago from professional sports and is now back for her debut in the Champions Trophy at Michael Stich's side.
Germany's former tennis star won Wimbledon in 1991 and three years later was the first German winner of the Gerry Weber Open.
On the other side of the net there is someone whose spectacular and elegant serve and volley game was legendary. Stefan Edberg clinched six Grand Siam triumphs and was the world number one for 72 weeks. The former international star rarely appears in Germany, so his participation is even more remarkable.
He his joined by Anastasia Myskina from Russia. The 30-year-old from Moskow was among the absolute world leaders eight years ago and reached the second place as her highest WTA world ranking. She obtained her greatest success in 2004 with the title at the French Open, and in her career, she celebrated ten WTA singles victories and five doubles titles.