Date: Dec. 04th - 08th, 2013
Stefan Edberg will return to London in December to play in the Statoil Masters Tennis, an IMG event, at the Royal Albert Hall. Edberg will join Rafter, John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman.
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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.
Stefan Edberg interviewed in Hannover
At the 16th passive house conference in Hannover, Stefan Edberg was interviewed on his low environmental impact tennis hall project in Växjö. The arena, that will be the first internationally certified passive tennis hall, will be ready this summer, will have four courts and will be almost completely made in wood.
by Mauro Cappiello
Filip Bergevi with Stefan Edberg in Zurich
Blond and shy, Filip Bergevi doesn’t look much too different from most of the Swedes that flooded the ATP Tour in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Just ten days ago he turned 18 and, at the moment, he’s one of the most promising Vikings. We reached him through Facebook in March. He was in Zurich, where he played “junior-senior doubles” along with Stefan Edberg. In this interview we wanted to discover more about one of the future protagonists of Swedish and, hopefully, world tennis. And, last but not least, to have his impressions on Stefan…
Filip, tell us what kind of experience is playing with some of the tennis legends in the same event.
Of course it is a great experience and a lot of fun. To play with a legend and a player that has been no.1 in the world is amazing.
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.
from South China Morning Post.com
Sven Goran Eriksson and Stefan Edberg in Lagos
Football, freshseafood and fabulous beaches are waiting to be discovered in the often overlooked region of Western Algarve.
High up on an ochre cliff overlooking the cobalt blue Atlantic Ocean stands a stately hotel. In the quiet grounds of manicured lawns and palm trees all seems restful. A woman lolls on a white lounger, her image reflected in the still swimming pool, and a waiter arrives with a tray of ice-cold refreshments. But just a minute away from this tranquil scene is a very different sight. More than a dozen men in training whites are working up a sweat on a full-sized football pitch.
Lounging is the last thing on their minds. Cascade, just outside Lagos in the Western Algarve region of Portugal, is no ordinary five-star hotel. The resort offers facilities for relaxation, including a spa and gourmet restaurant, but also several sports academies, a gym and a medical centre staffed to treat any sporting injuries that might occur.
The football academy is headed by Sweden's Sven-Göran Eriksson. "Swiss businessman Urs Wild presented the idea to me," says Eriksson. "He had run hotels in the region before, but was keen to do something different and came up with the idea of a hotel with professional facilities for football, golf and tennis. I jumped on it." This winter the first professional teams arrived to take advantage of the facilities.
from Manavgat Haber Merkezi.com
Stefan Edberg during the press conference
(29.03.2012) Stefan Edberg played an exhibition match during the 9th International Wilson Seniors Open Tennis Tournament which took place in Ali Bey Club Manavgat facilty. Edberg held a press conference for foreign journalists. Akdeniz News was the only Turkish agency that followed the press conference.
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.
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.
from Le Temps.ch
Stefan Edberg in Zurich
Now a businessman, Stefan Edberg lives away from the circuit. In Zurich, where he was playing the tournament of former champions, the Swede has spoken. About his life and the evolution of the sport.