Senior exhibitions and tournaments
Monday, 12 March 2012 14:33
From tomorrow the ATP Champions Tour stages in Stockholm for the first time, with the Kings of Tennis event at the Waterfront Congress Centre. Stefan Edberg is in the Group one, along with Wayne Ferreira (his first opponent tomorrow), Goran Ivanisevic (who beat him in Stockholm last October), and Magnus Larsson. So the much anticipated clash against John McEnroe can't happen before the final.
The event is played with the classic Round Robin formula of the Champions Tour: group matches at the best of three sets, with a Champions' tie-break (first to ten) replacing the final set. The first ranked player in each group will qualify for the final and there'll be also a third place final, between the two groups runner-ups. The finals will both be played on Friday.
Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:02
The Tennis Classics had already been postponed last December 11th
Michael Stich, Stefan Edberg, Henri Leconte and Thomas Muster will not play in Saarbrücken on 11th March 2012. Tennis fans will have to wait a bit, because the Tennis Classics will not be held as planned in the Saarland, Saarbrücken, but in St. Wendel. An exact date will be announced soon.
Guenter Mueller, MH Sports Marketing: "We already have all the participating players, the relocation information, and all are looking forward to the sports city of St. Wendel". The tickets already purchased can be returned to the respective box offices. All ticket agencies have been notified.
- Press release from the organizers of the Tennis Classics
Saturday, 03 March 2012 17:30
Lendl, McEnroe, Borg keep on challenging each other on court. On March 20th also “Jimbo” Connors comes back. And the big show is still granted.
Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe at the 2010 Trophée Lagardère in Paris (photo Tennis-Buzz)
While the greats of world tennis, 8 of the top 10 led by Djokovic and Federer, challenge each other on the hard courts and under the sun of Dubai, Delray Beach staged the first tournament of the 2012 ATP Champions Tour, the circuit that puts the legends of the racquet together, all former number ones or Davis Cup and Slam winners, from McEnroe to Borg, from Sampras to Rafter, from Muster to Rios, for a dive into nostalgia.
In Florida Carlos Moya won, the man from Spain, better, from Maiorca like Nadal, beating Ivan Lendl in the final, with the score of 6-4 6-4. A foreseen result, given the age difference: just 35 the winner, retired since November 2010; 52 next week the runner-up, struggling since 1994 with golf clubs in the (failed) attempt to become a star on the green as well, before seriously getting back to tennis, as Murray’s coach.
But, as Moya himself said, after the ritual compliments («Ivan is still a great player. He’s been 16 years out of tennis and this has been a great effort for him. His forehand is still really good, especially down the line»), the aim of champions tournaments is primarily not agonistic, but hedonistic.
Monday, 09 January 2012 11:32
from Real Clear Sports.com
Stefan Edberg on court against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
For a few seconds, just an instant, I thought I was suspended in the most powerful, lucid dream I had yet experienced. And it occurred in the filtered winter light of day.
Friday, 06 January 2012 20:27
by Mauro Cappiello
Stefan Edberg and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before their exhibition in Doha
Nobody had talked or written about it, but Stefan Edberg was in Doha with his family (his wife Annette and children Emilie and Christopher). Probably he had been invited by the organizers of the Qatar Open to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the event.
But nobody would ever expect Stefan to play again in Doha, 17 years after his second success in that tournament that had also been his last trophy on the ATP. The occasion came when world number three Roger Federer had to retire injured before his semifinal match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could even begin. The organizers' minds immediately went to Stefan's name and so they managed to arrange a single set show match between the Swede and the Frenchman, that paid back the crowd, already disappointed for the walkover of the defending champion.
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:50
from Zurich Open.net
Stefan Edberg in Zurich in 2010
The six-time Grand-Slam winner Stefan Edberg convincingly won the tournament at the premier of the BNP Paribas Zurich Open in 2010. Although the Swede was not able to participate last year due to an injury, the crowd favorite will again take part in March.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 20:42
from Tennis World Usa.org
Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Stefan Edberg will be part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle in June 2012. Navratilova is stepping in for German legend Steffi Graf who will not play the exhibition event which she was supposed to.
Sunday, 11 December 2011 09:38
Source: Gerry Weber Open.de
Stefan Edberg confirmed that he would take part of the “Champions Trophy” at the Gerry Weber Open on June, 10th 2012.
This will be his very first participation at the tournament. He’ll be playing mixed doubles on grass beside Andrea Petkovic and against another famous team: Michael Stich and Steffi Graf. “I heard so many positive things about this tournament, and I’m very happy to finally have the opportunity to play there”. He added with a wink towards Michael Stich: “I have a revenge to take”. He was talking about the 1991 semi-final in Wimbledon as he was beaten by the German in four sets 4:6, 7:6, 7:6, 7:6.
Ralf Weber, the tournament director, is very proud to welcome Stefan in Halle. “He has always been very popular and a model of sportsmanship all over the world. It’s an honor to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our tournament with him”.
Tickets from 24 Euros to 120 Euros.
Saturday, 10 December 2011 16:37
Michael Stich presents the 2011 edition of the Tennis Classics in Saarbrücken
Unfortunately, tennis fans will have to wait a bit longer, because the Tennis Classics (tennis exhibition match with Michael Stich, Stefan Edberg, Henri Leconte and Thomas Muster) of December 11, 2011 was moved to March 11, 2012. But no fear, the players have already confirmed and will come in the same location in the Saarlandhalle.
Sunday, 30 October 2011 22:18
from Tennis Talk.com
Stefan Edberg and Caroline Wozniacki at the 2010 event
The only tennis event in one of the world's richest cities is on death watch after a title sponsor failed to step forward to fund the long-running Hong Kong Tennis Classic.