Sweden has had three players listed as the world's best - legends that evoke sweet memories in the first days of the Swedish Open.
Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg have all been world number ones. If you put them along with Anders Järryd and Mikael Pernfors you get a total of 35 Grand Slam titles. Precious tennis nobility that brings together much of the history of Swedish tennis. Players who have an obvious place at the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Swedish Open.
"It all started when I contacted Bjorn (Borg), and he was excited to be involved. Then came Wilander and Edberg and I was very enthusiastic," says tournament director Christer Hult.
- Edberg to BBC: "Federer is the greatest in my eyes"
- Federer meets Edberg after 8th Wimbledon title
- Greatest tennis player: Edberg wins ‘best backhand’ poll
- Edberg: "No one thought Federer and Nadal would be here today"
- Stefan in Federer's box at Wimbledon
- Game, set and cash to Edberg
- Stefan Edberg to end drought from played tennis in Båstad
- Edberg and Lidström win prize for best Swedish corporate bond fund