Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Sunday, 10 June 2012 03:01
Edberg: from dream to reality
"Tell me, Stefan, tell me when"
Saturday, 09 June 2012 15:53
from Fördel Karlskrona
Absolute Wimbledon class on court with stars Stefan Edberg and Magnus Larsson.
In an almost fairytale summer, the grass courts were inaugurated on Saturday June 9th. Stefan Edberg and Magnus Larsson came in for tennis entertainment and showed up superb grass tennis for an audience of 300.
Stefan Edberg cuts the ribbon to inaugurate the first two grass courts in Sweden at the Karlskrona TK
“I think all members of the KTK should feel proud”, said Edberg, who also took the opportunity to praise the facility in its entirety. “The outdoor courts are among the best in Sweden", said Edberg. "At least visually”, added Stefan, because he had not tested them yet.
VIP lunch began
Thursday, 07 June 2012 00:17
by Mauro Cappiello (from Halle Westfalen)
Halle is the Gerry Weber Open. Everywhere you can see the logo of the tournament, that turns 20 years old in 2012, and the walk from the quiet and tidy historic centre of the town to the Gerry Weber Stadion, along Alleestraße and Gartenstraße, is filled with indications that seem to celebrate it as the most important touristic attraction. Surely not everybody is a tennis expert here, but everybody knows (or has heard of) the tennis tournament, even the nice taxi driver that takes me to the hotel from Bielefeld, a town 18 kilometers away, and doesn’t speak a word of English.
Saturday, 26 May 2012 10:07
Stefan Edberg during the Grand Cayman event of 2010
Stefan Edberg will return to the Cayman Islands for the Champions Series event he won in 2010. The tournament will take place from October 30th to November 3rd at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and will also feature the presence of Martina Hingis. Murphy Jensen and Jimmy Arias will also return.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:19
Russian-Swedish duo defies Martina Navratilova and Michael Stich.
Anastasia Myskina with her 2004 French Open trophy
Former French Open champion and world number two, 30-year-old Russian Anastasia Myskina, completed the listing of the Champions Trophy at the Gerry Weber Open. She will replace injured Andrea Petkovic and play along aside Stefan Edberg in the mixed doubles against the other two legends Martina Navratilova and Michael Stich.
«We are very glad to have found such an attractive short-term replacement and strong partner for Stefan Edberg», said tournament director Ralf Weber. «Anastasia Myskina will be a proper substitute for Andrea Petkovic, since the Russian was undoubtedly one of the best tennis players in the world», says Halle tournament boss.
Nine years ago, Myskina was first listed among the top ten tennis players in the world and from then it went all the way up. Two years later, the right-handed was up to second in the WTA rankings - her highest -. She celebrated her biggest success in June 2004 when she won the final of the French Open. There Myskina defeated her compatriot Elena Dementieva confidently in two sets, and has since firmly established in the Grand Slam history.
In addition to her ten WTA singles victories, Myskina also proved a successful doubles player, and posted here also five title wins on the tour before announcing the end of her career in June 2007.
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:11
from Deutsche Tennis Zeitung
Several world number ones, numerous world and European champions and Stefan Edberg, one of the greatest players of all time. The 9th Wilson international Senior Open in Manavgat had lots to offer for players and spectators. DTZ journalist Tim Wohlbold was, like many other Germans, on site for the tournament, but also to get to know the Ali Bey Club.
At the end of March tennis facilities in Germany offer more or less the same scene: club members plucking weeds from the square corners, cutting the grass around the clubhouse or sprinkling sand on the winter emaciated places. In Manavgat, on the Turkish Riviera, instead, you can already find the seventh (!) outdoor tournament of the year. And this tournament is not just any LK event for German package tourists. No, it's the Wilson Senior Open, a first category ITF Seniors Tournament.
The field says it all: countless world and European champions are at the start and here in Manavgat you can also see many of the top players in the world rankings by the respective age category. In addition to the 15000 Euro prize money and world ranking points that can be won in this Grade 1 tournament, the Ali Bey Club facility itself should be a reason why every year hundreds of players come together to Wilson Seniors. "Due to the large crowds in previous years, we preferred to move the tournament from April to March," explains Wolfgang Riedl, owner and manager of the tourism company Patricio Travel and organizer of the event.
Thursday, 05 April 2012 19:28
Stefan Edberg during the doubles match at the Ali Bey Club
(29.03.2012) Former world n. 1 and 9 time Grand Slam champion Swedish tennis star Stefan Edberg was the special guest of the 9th International Wilson Seniors Open Tennis Tournament.
The tournament was scheduled in TTF’s (Turkish Tennis Federation) international seniors calendar and took place in Ali Bey Club Manavgat tennis courts. Having the opportunity to meet Stefan Edberg, Turkish seniors also had the chance to take photographs with the Swedish tennis star. The famous champion’s practices and show matches were breathtaking. The organization took place in the Center Court and the Grand Stand was strikingly filled with people.
Thursday, 05 April 2012 16:20
Immediately after the Champions Tour event in Zurich, Stefan Edberg was invited at the Ali Bey Club in Manavgat, Turkey, for a special event during the International Wilson Senior Open.
Stefan Edberg at the Ali Bey Club
(29.03.2012) On Wednesday, the third day of the 9th International Wilson Seniors Open, the focus was on the events of the social program.
Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:39
by Mauro Cappiello
Stefan Edberg stretches his left leg during the 2nd set of the Zurich Open final
The memory of most of the real Edberg fans will have gone back of 22 years, to the final of the Australian Open in 1990 against Ivan Lendl. Stefan led by one set and was about to serve for the second when he torn his stomach muscle and was forced to retire some games later from a match that he would surely have won... Today it was just the final of a Champions event, in Zurich, but the episode reminded everybody what an unlucky champion Stefan Edberg has been (and still is...), when he injured his left leg just before serving for the title against Carlos Moya, an opponent 11 years his junior.
He had dominated the final until that moment, a one man show by the Swede, who had brushed up his huge arsenal of shots, to show the crowd of the Saalsporthalle that even two former world number ones can be separated by a large amount of class. The first set won in just half an hour, two chances for a double break in the second that, if converted, would have closed the contest against a Moya who simply had no clue anytime Stefan came to the net.
Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:52
from Zuerich Open.ch
Stefan Edberg in Zurich
Who can stop Stefan Edberg? The 2010 BNP Paribas Zurich Open winner recorded his seventh consecutive victory at the Saalsporthalle with a 7-6(2), 6-2 win over Henri Leconte on Friday.