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Fognini winner in Båstad

Peralta/Zeballos winners in Båstad

Gasquet to play Fognini in the Final

Fognini set for Båstad Final

Gasquet to good for Ruud

Fognini to play Semi-finals

Verdasco stuns Carreno Busta

Ruud ousts defending champion Ferrer

Fognini recovered against Ymer

Delbonis to good for Millman

Carenno Busta to play Verdasco in Quarter-finals

Verdasco dismisses Sousa

Laaksonen to play Bolelli in Quarter-final

Defending champion Ferrer a winner

Monteiro to tough for Ymer

Ymer dismisses Istomin

Verdasco tested in the first round

Magic Tuesday in Magic Båstad

Carlsson brothers to play Final

Ruud turned it around

Moutet, Bolelli, Londero and Kolar to play main draw.

Swedish Open Next Gen Invitational

All top seeds winners in todays qualifying round

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of Båstad

Argentina and Spain lead the way

Jaume Munar claims final wild card

Follow the Draw live - Court 2

We invite you to Kids Day - Sunday July 15

We invite you to Kids Day - Sunday July 15

Jontefonden new charity partner

Champagne Deutz continues in Båstad

Gasquet a winner again

Wawrinka advised to skip Bastad

All time high for Elias Ymer

The entry list is set

Elias Ymer throug to the 2d round

Casper Ruud, Norwegian Wild Card in Swedish Open

Stan the Man to Swedish Open

Hospitality on-line at Swedish Open

Fognini to Skistar Swedish Open

Ferrer wins third title in Båstad

Knowle / Petzschner new champions in Båstad

Ferrer eyes his third title in Båstad

Dolgopolov eying a second title for the season

Ferrer sets semi-final clash with Verdasco

Verdasco reaches his fourth semi-final in Båstad

Dolgopolov wins 2h battle to reach semi-final

Verdasco ousts Bagnis 63 62

Verdasco ousts Bagnis 63 62

Ymer duo through to semi-final

Khachanov pulls through to the quarterfinals

Upsets on day three

Elias Ymer fought untill the end against Fernando Verdasco

Ferrer clear to the second round

Bagnis to the second round

Mikael Ymer fought but Laaksonen won

Båstad is set to start celebrating its 70:th aniversary in Style.

Second round loss for Elias Ymer

Upset by Verdasco against Zverer

Ramos-Vinolas Champion 2016

Winner interview with Albert Ramos-Vinolas who iw ready for the final on Sunday

Final four set: Ferrer, Verdasco, Ramos-Violas all in for Spain. Elias shakes it up for Portugal.

Swedish outsider Söderlund is out

Verdasco through to quarter-finals

Fifth seed Fernando Verdasco cruises through to second round.

Video highlights Monday at SkiStar Swedish Open

Lindell the happy Swede of the day

Evgeny Donskoy through to second round after defeating Khachanov

Christian Lindell through to the SkiStar Swedish Open main draw

The draw opens up for some great tennis and an all Swedish encounter

Three Swedish Wild cards presented.

Welcome to the main draw Mr Ymer, Mr Brown, Mr Berlocq and Mr Fabbiano.

Welcome to the main draw Mr Ymer, Mr Brown, Mr Berlocq and Mr Fabbiano.

Kick off & SEB kids day

Paire, first french winner since 1981

July 22, 2018

Fognini winner in Båstad

Fabio Fognini, of Italy, is the winner of the SkiStar Swedish Open 2018

July 22, 2018

Peralta/Zeballos winners in Båstad

Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos winners of the doubles at the SkiStar Swedish Open 2018.

July 21, 2018

Gasquet to play Fognini in the Final

With a comfortable win over Henri Laaksonen 62 63 Frenchman Richard Gasquet has reached his first SkiStar Swedish Open final.

Richard Gasquet advanced to the final in his first appearance at the Skistar Swedish Open, defeating lucky-loser Henri Laaksonen in straight sets. 

The 32-year old Frenchman, ranked 29 in the world, converted four of nine break points on his way to a 6-2, 6-3 win to qualify for the 31st ATP World Tour final of his career. 

Laaksonen, a 26-year old Swiss ranked 148, who made the most of his presence in the main draw as a lucky loser to qualify for the second ATP World Tour semifinal of his career, briefly threatened Gasquet when he broke him early in the second set. But the Frenchman stepped on the accelerator and ran away with the set, setting up match point with a beautiful lob and finishing emphatically with an ace. 

"I started well and I played a great first set," Gasquet said in an on-court interview. "It was tough to close the match out but in the end I did it."

Gasquet will try to win his 16th ATP World Tour 250 title when he meets Italian Fabio Fognini in the final, against whom he holds a 2-1 head-to-head lead in career matches. 

"On clay he's one of the best," Gasquet said. "It's a final, it's important to win, so I'll try my best."

 

July 21, 2018

Fognini set for Båstad Final

No third final for Verdasco as Fognini wins his first on clay against the Spaniard.

Fabio Fognini defeated Fernando Verdasco for the first time on clay, advancing to the final of the Skistar Swedish Open after a hard-fought victory in three sets. 

The 31-year old Italian, ranked 15 in the world, had lost all three previous matches he had played on clay against the Spaniard, including in the Rio de Janeiro semifinals earlier this year, but he displayed no nerves early on. He consistently attacked Verdasco's second serves and broke him three times to win the first set 6-1. 

But Verdasco, age 34 and ranked 33, started playing with more intensity and broke Fognini at the start of the second set. Although the Italian broke back at 2-2, Verdasco continued to press and pulled ahead again after the best point of the match. Fognini played great defense, digging balls out of the dirt on both wings and chasing down a lob that looked like a sure winner, but was left frustrated in the end. After one more exchange of breaks, Fognini lost the set 6-4 and earned a warning for smashing his racket. 

The third set was a seesaw affair, with Fogning pulling ahead at 2-0 and 4-2 only for Verdasco to break back each time after some fantastic shot-making by both players. In the end, Verdasco saved a match point but couldn't quite complete his comeback, losing the set 7-5. Fognini will play the final in Båstad for the first time in his career, facing either fourth seed Richard Gasquet (France) or lucky-loser Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland).

"Beating Fernando is really difficult," said Fognini in an on-court interview. "I started well, but after I lost the first game of the second set, he was more confident. After that, in the third set, it's a lottery."

July 20, 2018

Gasquet to good for Ruud

Ruud was halted by Gasquet in todays third Quarter-final on center court at the SkiStar Swedish Open.

Norwegian Casper Ruud became a new crowd favorite as he stayed neck-in-neck with Richard Gasquet for a full first set in the quarterfinals, but eventually had to bow out from the Skistar Swedish Open, losing 7-6, 6-2. 

Ruud, a 19-year old ranked 147, had a great opportunity to earn two set points when leading 5-4 on the Frenchman's serve, but he missed a forehand down the line into the open court and eventually lost the tiebreak 7-4.

The crowd tried to encourage Ruud to make a comeback in the second set, but the young Norwegian quickly fell behind 5-1. After missing four break points, he finally converted one to close to within 5-2, but it was too little, too late. 

"He's a good player," Gasquet said in an on-court interview. "If he wins the first set, it's another match."

Ruud said he would return to play again in Båstad, much to the crowd's delight. "Thanks to everyone in the public for the support," he said. "In the first set I had some break points I didn't make and then I had a bad start to the second set."

July 20, 2018

Fognini to play Semi-finals

Fognini reaches first Båstad Semi-final after a straight set win over Federico Delbonis.

Italian Fabio Fognini is the highest seed left in the Skistar Swedish Open after beating Argentinian Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-3 in Båstad, setting up a semifinal tomorrow against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

Fognini, seeded third here and ranked 15 in the world, broke Delbonis in the very first game of both sets and never trailed.

"I played better than yesterday," Fognini said, referring to the match against Swedish youngster Mikael Ymer, who came within one point of serving for the match. "It's a great honor playing in the semifinals against Verdasco. He's a really good friend and very tough. Last time he beat me, so hopefully this time it will be different."

July 20, 2018

Verdasco stuns Carreno Busta

Verdasco to play his

Two-time Båstad finalist Fernando Verdasco was nearly untouchable on serve to upset the number two seed Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets at the Skistar Swedish Open quarterfinals. 

Verdasco saved all six break points he faced in the match, including three consecutive ones in a crucial second game of the second set, leaving Carreno Busta frustrated and complaining to his coach that he couldn't get a good read on his opponent's serve.  

The two Spaniards had met four times before, with Carreno Busta winning three. But the world number 13 didn't serve as well as he had done in his victory over Thiago Monteiro in the previous round and lost 6-4, 6-2.

"Pablo is a really tough opponent," Verdasco said in an on-court interview after the match. "I think Båstad is a lucky tournament for me, I always play well here. Hopefully I will be able to make another final."

July 19, 2018

Ruud ousts defending champion Ferrer

Casper Ruud secures his second Quarter-final spot in his career after defeating David Ferrer in straight sets.

July 19, 2018

Fognini recovered against Ymer

Ymer calaimed the first set 6-1 but than Fognini turned up the heat on Ymer to reach Quarter-final.

Mikael Ymer's fairytale run at the Skistar Swedish Open came to an end at the hands of Italian Fabio Fognini, who advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 win. 

The 19-year old Swede started solid and took advantage of some listless play on the part of the world number 15 to quickly take the first set, much to the delight of the boisterous home crowd. 

Fognini, seeded third in Båstad, looked to even things and went up a break at 3-1 in the second set, using speed changes in his shots to put Ymer on the defensive. But the Swede quicky struck back, getting his own break with a nice passing shot. The players remained on serve until the ninth game of the set, which featured seven deuces as well as one break point for Ymer. Winning it would have meant serving for the match, but the youngster didn't succeed and collapsed mentally after that. 

Seeming deflated after losing the second set, Ymer took a medical timeout at 3-2 in the decider but never won another game.

"These matches are always difficult," Fognini said in an interview on court after the match. "He played home, and I was trying to do my best and in the end I did get the win." 

July 19, 2018

Delbonis to good for Millman

Eights seed Millman could not stop Delbonis who reaches his first Båstad Quarter-final

John Millman was the latest seed to fall at the Skistar Swedish Open, losing in the second round to Federico Delbonis in straight sets.

The 29-year old Australian has just reached a career-high ranking of 52, but didn't play his best tennis today. He was broken in his first two service games and although he got one break back, he never seriously threatened the Argentinian the rest of the set, losing 6-4.

Delbonis, age 27 and ranked number 87, broke Millman again in the first game of the second set and had a match point at 5-3 on the Australian's serve. Millman saved it, but that only delayed the inevitable and Delbonis comfortably saved the match out to win 6-4, 6-4.

July 18, 2018

Carenno Busta to play Verdasco in Quarter-finals

All Spanish Quarter-final set as Carreno Busta defeats Monteiro in straight sets.

Pablo Carreno Busta was impenetrable on serve as he defeated Thiago Monteiro 6-4, 6-3 and became the highest seed left in the Skistar Swedish Open tournament. 
 
Monteiro, a 24-year old left-hander from Brazil who is ranked 145 in the world, used big spin on his serves to bother the Spaniard for most of the match, but couldn't hurt his opponent on the return. Both players earned only two break points each in the match, but while the 27-year old Spaniard converted both of his chances, Monteiro let his go to waste.
 
Carreno Busta, ranked 13 in the world and seeded second in Båstad, will now play Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals on Friday.   

July 18, 2018

Verdasco dismisses Sousa

Verdasco is set to play his 8:th Quarter-final in Båstad.

Fernando Verdasco breezed into the quarterfinals at the Skistar Swedish Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Pedro Sousa. 
 
The 34-year old Spaniard was initially bothered by the scattered rain drops, signalling to the umpire that he thought the court was a bit too wet and difficult to move on. But he succeeded in breaking the 30-year old Portuguese in the sixth game and went on to easily win the first set. 
 
Sousa, playing in Båstad for the first time, clutched his knee in pain after trying to chase down a drop shot at 2-0 for Verdasco in the second set, but continued playing and eventually broke the Spaniard's serve twice. It wasn't enough to win, but his efforts earned him the public's respect as he left the court with a bloodied elbow, which he injured from a desperate dive in a failed attempt to stop a Verdasco passing shot. 

July 18, 2018

Laaksonen to play Bolelli in Quarter-final

Bolelli stunned top seed Schwartzman to claim quarter-final spot against Lucky Loser Laaksonen.

Top seed Diego Schwartzman fell in his first match at the Skistar Swedish Open to qualifier Simone Bolelli in the biggest upset of the tournament so far. 
 
Schwartzman, from Argentina and ranked 12 in the world, couldn't find the form he had displayed earlier in the clay season, losing to the 136th-ranked Italian 7-6, 6-3. 
 
After building a 5-2 lead in the first set, Schwartzman faltered and found himself fighting to force a tie-break, which featured feathery drop shots from both players. Some big hitting by Bolelli proved the difference, as Schwartzman failed to convert a set point on his own serve, eventually losing the tie-break 10-8.  
 
The Argentinian built another lead in the second set, taking a break in the third game, but promptly gave it back and then some. Schwartzman was broken twice to lose the set 6-3 and has now won only two out of six matches at Båstad in his career. 

July 17, 2018

Defending champion Ferrer a winner

Qualifyer Zdenek Kolar put up a good fight but David Ferrer is through to the second round

Skistar Swedish Open reigning champion David Ferrer advanced to the second round in Båstad after beating debutant Zdenek Kolar in a match that featured more drama than the score of 6-2, 7-5 would suggest. 
 
The 36-year old Spaniard got a break to go up 3-2 in the first set just before the match was suspended due to rain. Ferrer, now ranked 39, also won here in 2007 and 2012. He picked up where he left off when the match resumed, breaking the 21-year old Czech again to quickly round off the first set. 
 
The Czech, who is playing in the main draw of an ATP World Tour tournament for the first time and is ranked 221, seemed unable to stop Ferrer early in the second set, falling behind a break at 2-1. But the youngster found another gear in the eighth game, winning four points in a row to tie the set at 4 games a piece. Ferrer seemed shaken, as he double faulted twice in his next service game, then missed a backhand long to give Kolar three chances to win the set.  The Czech did not convert them, and he would come to rue his missed chances as he went on to lose serve in the next game. 
 
A player with Ferrer's experience would expect to close out the match easily on his own serve, but he double faulted on match point, then saw himself facing a break point. The Spaniard had to dig deep to withstand a long series of heavy shots from Kolar before saving it with a deft drop shot. After that he finally served the last two points out, finishing the match a few minutes after 8:00 pm

July 17, 2018

Monteiro to tough for Ymer

Monteiro won comfortably 64 62 against Elias Ymer in the first round.

Elias Ymer couldn't follow in the footsteps of his younger brother, losing in two sets to Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the first round at the Skistar Swedish Open in Båstad. 
 
The 22-year old Swede had a jittery start, losing the first three points of the match on serve and eventually gifting the break to Monteiro with a double fault. The world number 111 steadied his nerves and held serve at 2-1 with an emphatic roar. He continued to play well for the next two games, earning a break point at 3-2, but couldn't convert and the 24-year old Brazilian, ranked number 145, cruised the rest of the way to win the set 6-4.
 
Ymer's nerves returned as he double faulted in the first game of the second set to go behind 0-40, but he saved all three break points with solid serves and good defense, much to the crowd's delight. The Swede lifted his arms, asking for more noise, and the crowd enthusiastically obliged. Ymer had a good chance to earn a break point on Monteiro's serve in the very next game after chasing down a drop shot at deuce, but he missed the put-away at the net. After the players exchanged service holds to love, Monteiro pulled ahead with a break at 3-2, then never lost another game.   
 
It was the fifth loss in the first round for Elias Ymer at Båstad. The only time he advanced to the second round was in 2014. 

July 17, 2018

Ymer dismisses Istomin

Mikael Ymer, of Sweden, through to the second round after his win against Denis Istomin.

Young Swede Mikael Ymer put in a gritty performance to beat Denis Istomin in two sets, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The players missed three break points each early in the first set, before the 19-year old Swede, ranked number 337, finally pulled ahead in the seventh game and never looked back, winning the set 6-3. The Uzbek player, 31, started the second set aggressively, moving Ymer from side to side in an attempt to get back on track. The Swede's inexperience briefly was on display when he double-faulted in the third game and faced two break points. But he saved both with excellent play and remained aggressive in the next game, threatening Istomin with two break points of his own.

The world number 91 saved both with good serves, but it proved to be only a brief respite. Ymer, encouraged by the crowd chanting his name at every changeover, broke Istomin in the sixth game to go up 4-2 in the set. With rain clouds threatening and scatered droplets falling, the Uzbek attempted to prolong the duel, forcing the Swede to serve for the match. And that's exactly what Ymer did, in impressive fashion, powering through to win all by one point in the last game, finishing the second set 6-3.

July 17, 2018

Verdasco tested in the first round

Sonego put up a fight but Verdasco secures his spot in the second round 64 36 61.

Two-time Båstad finalist Fernando Verdasco, Spain, showed his experience to win his first round match against the young Italian Lorenzo Sonego in three sets. Verdasco was dominant on his serve in the first set and repeatedly attacked Sonego's backhand to get the only break he needed to go up 6-4.

But the veteran left-hander temporarily lost focus in the second set, immediately gifting Sonego a break. The 23-year old, ranked 118 in the world, frustrated the Spaniard's come-back attempts and went on to win the set 6-3. Verdasco, 34, rebounded in the final set, hitting several forehand winners to reassert control of his service games. The world number 33 then put constant pressure on the Italian, converting two of six break points to win 6-1.

July 16, 2018

Magic Tuesday in Magic Båstad

Tisdagens spelschema bjuder på ett grymt program på centercourten

Två världskända spanjorer, två utmanande svenskar och en final i Swedish Open Next Gen Invitational. Där har vi tisdagens huvudpersoner i vad som kan komma bli et rysare, ett drama eller en välregisserad action av högsta kaliber. 

Den tvåfaldige Båstadfinalisten Fernando Verdasco, i år femteseedad, 

July 16, 2018

Carlsson brothers to play Final

Brothers Linus and Timothy will play the Swedish Open Next Gen Final on Tuesday.

It's not all about the Ymer brothers here in Båstad as the semi-finals of the Swedish Open Next Gen Invitational where played today. Timothy Carlsson Seger won his match against Arslan Temirhanov and Linus Carlsson Halldin his against Adam Heinonen.

The brothers will now play eachother on the center court in Båstad after the regular schedule where Ferrer vs Kolar will be the final match.

Tune in on Facebook to see the game Live.

July 16, 2018

Ruud turned it around

The clash between the two wild card players ended up in Norwegian favour.

The wild cards Jaume Munar from Spain and Casper Ruud from Norway was presented for the first time to the Båstad audience.
The match started even with serve breaks from both sides, where the first set led up to a tiebreak won by Munar.

In the second set the pace was similar, with long exchanges and even games. During the play Munar fell suddenly to the ground and had to call in medical staff.
After the incident Ruud gained advantage and won the set with 6-4 and the final set 6-0.

July 16, 2018

Moutet, Bolelli, Londero and Kolar to play main draw.

We are set for the main draw at the SkiStar Swedish Open.

Corentine Moutet, of France, secured his place in the SkiStar Swedish Open main draw after his win over Christian Garin. Moutet, who played the Båstad Challenger final last week, will now play Gerard Melzer. 

Simone Bolelli, Italy, will play Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round.
Juan Ignacio Londero to play Gastao Elias of Portugal.
Zdenek Kolar, of the Czech Republic will face defending champion David Ferrer in the first round.

July 15, 2018

Swedish Open Next Gen Invitational

Grindarna är öppna och alla är välkomna att spana in kommande svenska tennisstjärnor på centercourten.

På måndagen och tisdagen kommer Swedish Open Next Gen Invitational spelas på Centre Court.

Grindarna är öppna och inget biljet behövs för dessa matcher.

Spelarna som spelar är:
 Linus Carlsson Halldin
Adam Heinonen
Timothy Carlsson Seger
Arslan Temirhanov
 
Spelformat:
Efter sista match i huvudtävlingen 2 singlar på måndagen:
Arslan Temirhanov möter Timothy Carlsson Seger
följs av
Adam Heinonen mot Linus Carlsson Halldin

Efter sista match i huvudtävlingen 2 singlar på tisdagen (Final och match om 3:e)
3 korta set med tiebreak vid 3-3

July 15, 2018

All top seeds winners in todays qualifying round

Markus Eriksson, only Sweden in the qualification on Sunday, got to a great start against first seed Christian Moutet and claimed first set 6-0. But the Frenchman managed to turn it around and won 06 62 62. Moutet will play against 5:th seed Christian Garin about a spot in the main draw.

Sundays results:

Corentin Moutet d. Markus Eriksson 06 64 62
Christian Garin d. Filip Horansky 63 57 64
Henri Laaksonen d. Santiago Giraldo 46 62 64
Juan Ignacio Londero d. Miljan Zekic 64 60
Calvin hemery d. Rudolf Molleker 76(4) 63
Zdenek Kolar d. Daniel Munos de la Nava 62 62
Simone Bolelli d. Pedro Martinez 62 63
Viktor Galovic d. Nicolas Almagro 62 76(3)

 

 

July 15, 2018

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of Båstad

Stefanos Tsitsipas told the tournament just before the draw ceremony on Saturday that he pulls out of Båstad and Hamburg.

"The physical exertion at Wimbledon and other recent topurnaments have unfortunately made it impossible for me to play Båstad and Hamburg. I always give 100% but the change of surface makes it impossible to be ready so sadly I have withdrawn from both".

 

 

July 14, 2018

Argentina and Spain lead the way

The draw is set for the 71:st SkiStar Swedish Open in Båstad.

For the second time this year Argentinian Diego Schhwartzman is first seed on the ATP tour. He claimed the title in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year and reached the Quarter-finals at the French Open where Rafael Nadal stopped the good French streak of the Argentinian 25-year old. He is joined bu fellow countrymen Leonardo Mayer (6 seed), Guido Andreozzi, Horazio Zeballos and Federico Delbonis.

The Spanish armada is lead by Pablo Carreno Busta, ranked 12 in the world and is second seed. Title holder David Ferrer, two time finalist Fernando Verdasco, Roberto Carballes Baena and wild car Jaume Munar are also set in the main draw.

Swedes Elias Ymer and Mikael Ymer have been in Båstad the last week playing the Båstad Challenger. Big brother Elias will play Thiago Monteiro of Brazil and Mikael Ymer plays Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

We are getting ready for a great week of tennis! 

 

July 14, 2018

Jaume Munar claims final wild card

Jaume Munar of Spain, a Spanish player from the Rafa Nadal Academy, is ready to play his first SkiStar Swedish Open.

The 21-year old Spaniard will play another wild card as he faces Norways Casper Ruud in the first round.

Munar, who qualified for the French Open this year, squeezed passed Swedish Open title defender David Ferrer in a tight 5 set first round in Paris.

July 13, 2018

Follow the Draw live - Court 2

After the Båstad Challenger final we will conduct the Draw for the SkiStar Swedish Open at Court 2.

Our ambition is to Live stream the Draw on our social platforms Facebook and Twitter.

For more information follow our social channels.

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

We invite you to Kids Day - Sunday July 15

Kids Day will kick of the SkiStar Swedish Open

Gates open at 12:00

Triumfglass hands out free ice-cream.

13:00 We start with a live performance by Rhys och Osman. Emil Jylhänlahti, who holds a world record in ball juggling, performs on Center court. The acrobatic group Freemovr performs.

14:00 - 16:00 Kids Day with Mini-tennis, activities with MoveQ and other activities to try out.

Free entrance and everyone is invited.

 

July 09, 2018

We invite you to Kids Day - Sunday July 15

Kids Day will kick of the SkiStar Swedish Open

Gates open at 12:00

Triumfglass hands out free ice-cream.

13:00 We start with a live performance by Rhys och Osman. Emil Jylhänlahti, who holds a world record in ball juggling, performs on Center court. The acrobatic group Freemovr performs.

14:00 - 16:00 Kids Day with Mini-tennis, activities with MoveQ and other activities to try out.

Free entrance and everyone is invited.

 

July 08, 2018

June 29, 2018

Jontefonden new charity partner

Jontefonden adresses the important question of organ donation

Jontefonden is the new charity partner of Skistar Swedish Open.

Jontefonden is one of the fastest growing charity fondations in Sweden and adresses the important question of organ donation.

Since the start in 2014, Jontefondens main objective is to increase quality of life, bring joy and make life better for families who waits for or has gone through an organ donationprocess.

June 18, 2018

Champagne Deutz continues in Båstad

Swedish Brand AB, import agent for Champagne Deutz and Arena Båstad AB have reached an agreement.

Champagne Deutz will remain as the the Official Champagne Swedish for Open for another three year term.

June 18, 2018

Gasquet a winner again

First tour win in nearly two years for the Frenchman

Richard Gasquet defeated fellow countryman Jeremy Chardy to clinch the Libema Open title.

It took 90 minutes for the 31 year old to dismiss Chardy, 6-3, 7-6.

The Libema Open title was the Frenchmens 15th tour title

June 11, 2018

Wawrinka advised to skip Bastad

Precautionary reasons stop the Swiss from further clay court appearances

Stan Wawrinka won’t be able to compete at the clay court events in Bastad. The 33-year-old Swiss has been advised by his medical team that he still needs to avoid frequent surface changes.

The 2015 Roland Garros champion regrets that he won’t be able to play in Bastad and Gstaad:

“I was very much looking forward to giving my debut in Bastad as I’ve heard so many good things about this event. Also as everyone knows I always love playing in front of the Swiss fans. Gstaad means a lot to me and I hope that I can come back to this beautiful tournament in the future. It’s never nice to withdraw from events but I need to listen to my medical team and follow their advice. I’ve been working very hard since almost a year to be where I am now and I don’t want to take the risk of any step backwards.”

Wawrinka is currently getting ready for the grass court season and will play the events in Queen’s and Wimbledon.

June 11, 2018

All time high for Elias Ymer

After Roland Garros, advancing 17 spots on the world rankings

In the aftermath of Roland Garross Sweden No1 Elias Ymer reaches career high moving up 17 spots from 122 to 105 on the ATP Rankings.

June 05, 2018

The entry list is set

Tough bet for Ferrer to defend his title in Båstad

The entry list for Skistar Swedish Open is set.

Radu Albot, Moldavia

Pablo Andujar, Spain

Matteo Berettini, Italy

Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain

Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain

Federico Delbonis, Argentine

David Ferrer, Spain

Fabio Fognini, Italy

Richard Gasquet, France

Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan

Nicolas Kicker, Argentine

Leonardo Mayer, Argentine

John Millman, Australia

Diego Schwartzman, Argentine

Viktor Troicki, Serbia

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece

Fernando Verdasco, Spain

Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland

Casper Ruud, Norway

Elias Ymer, Sweden

Mikael Ymer, Sweden

Horacio Zeballos, Argentine

May 29, 2018

Elias Ymer throug to the 2d round

First main draw win in a GS for Ymer

Elias Ymer is through to the 2d round in the French Open. The stright sets win (7-6, 6-3, 6-1) over Dudi Selas was the Swedes first main draw win in a Grand Slam.

I had Elias as favourite so I'm not that surpriced but very happy off course, says coach Robin Söderling.

In the next round Elias will face Fabio Fognini, who also will play Swedish Open this summer.

May 29, 2018

Casper Ruud, Norwegian Wild Card in Swedish Open

Norway’s No1 Casper Ruud will play Skistar Swedish Open in Båstad

The 19 year old Norwegian who is through to the 2d round in the French Open has accepted a wild card to the main draw of the ATP 250 event in Båstad.

We’re really happy to accept the wild card. A generous gesture which means a lot to me. Sweden is as close to home as it gets when it comes to ATP Tour tournaments. And I hope that will show with many Norwegians on the arena. Båstad is a fantastic place and a great tennis venue says, Casper Ruud.

This will be the young Norwegians first appearance in Skistar Swedish Open. But not the first one in Sweden, only last year Casper Ruud played twice in Sweden, Båstad Challenger and the qualification for Stockholm Open.

We always try our best to promote our domestic players. And for us, Casper is very close to domestic. But more importantly, he’s a young player with great potential, especially on clay which he has showed a number of times. Hopefully he will show that in Båstad as well, says Christer Hult Tournament Director.

After a very strong opening last year reaching a semifinal spot in Rio de Janeiro and the round of 32 in Barcelona, Ruud reached his career high ranking, 108 in June 2017. As of today Casper Ruud is no 157 on the ATP ranking and advancing.

March 08, 2018

Stan the Man to Swedish Open

Biggest name in the star crowded line-up

Stan Wawrinka will play Swedish Open this summer. The former world no3 will be the biggest name in the entrylist.

I've heard so many great things about the tournamnet, both from my coach Magnus Norman but also from other players on the tour. I'm relly looking forward to finally experience Swedish Open and to play infront of the Swedish crowd, says Stan Wawrinka.

Clay is a favourite surface for the 33 year old Swissa. 7 of his 16 Grand Slam and ATP titles are clay court titles with the Roland Garros win in 2015

A knee injury last year left the thre time Grand Slam Champion with no choise but surgury. For his comeback Wawrika have resumed the successful work with coach Magnus Norman.

It’s absolutely fantastic that Stan Wawrinka chooses to play Swedish Open given the tight schedule with Wimbledon the week before. We always strive to have the biggest and best names and I must say, this year we have really succeeded. We already have a fantastic entry list with players like Fabio Fognini and next generation star Stefanos Tsasipas. Names like Pablo Carrena Busta, Richard Gasquet, Fernando Verdasco and ruling champion David Ferrer are old friend of us that love coming back to Båstad.
But Wawrinka, the former world no3, a true fighter who always gives 100 % and who also has one of the best backpackers on the tour, it's clear that it's a dream come true for us, "says Tournament Director Christer Hult.

March 08, 2018

Hospitality on-line at Swedish Open

Tickets, luch and VIP area access is finally avaliable on-line

Since long, on-line purchases has outnumber ticket sales at the gates in Båstad . But those who want more than just a ticket to the classic ATP event have had to pick up the phone or place an e-mail order.
Until now, because as of today the hospitality packages are available on-line at swedishopen.org
Last year 60 % of the  Swedish Open tickets were sold over the Internet. That number will most likely increase this year as the sales during the opening campaign in February more than doubled.
But in contrast to the regular tickets, the supply of hospitality tickets is very limited. Due to heavy interest from the sponsors, only about 70 hospitality packages a day are available for sale. Remains to be seen how many of them will be sold over swedishopen.org
The  deadline for the entry list sign-in si in early June. But now its official that Fabio Fognini will be joined by Richard Gasquet, Fernando Verdasco and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

January 19, 2018

Fognini to Skistar Swedish Open

Italian flair to Skistar Swdish Open this summer

Only 10 days away from the ticket release we’re happy to announce that Fabio Fognini will play Skistar Swedish Open this summer.

It’s the second time in Båstad for the Italian who suffered a first round loss to Robin Söderling 10 years ago.

The 30 year old have 5 ATP Titles to his name (all on clay) and will be a major contender for the Skistar Swedish Open title 15-22 July.

Fognini is well known for his artistic and varied style of play which earned him the love from the crowd during his Intrum Stockholm Open appearance this fall.

In Stockholm, the 25th ranked Italian made it to last round of four, losing to Grigor Dimitrov. Now the Swedish fans will get another chance to enjoy the flair of the tennis artist from Sanremo.

Welcome back to Båstad Fabio and best of luck in Australian Open.

July 23, 2017

Ferrer wins third title in Båstad

David Ferrer won his third title in Skistar Swedish Open after defeating Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-4.

It was a moved champion who talked to the Båstad audiens after the match.

"It's been more then two years since my last title and that's a long time. It's tough not winning. Therefore I'm so happy right now".

Ferrers three Båstad titles puts him even with Swedish titans Björn Borg and Mats Wilander.

 

July 23, 2017

Knowle / Petzschner new champions in Båstad

Ten years ago Julian Knowle won the SkiStar Swedish Open together with Swede Simon Aspelin. Today, the 43 year-old Austrian, added another Swedish Open title this time together with Philipp Petzschner of Germany. They defeated the all Dutch team Arends/Middelkoop 62 36 10-7.

July 22, 2017

Ferrer eyes his third title in Båstad

Ferrer won the 21:st Spanish meeting.

David Ferrer won the semi final against fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco. Ferrer has now reached his 4:th final in Båstad. The match ended up in a great battle in the third set where Ferrer managed to break Verdascos serve and win 4 straight points to win the match. Ferrer played his last final in båstad 2012 and is now eying his third SkiStar Swedish Open title.

July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017

Dolgopolov eying a second title for the season

Dolgopolov plays his first Swedish Open final

It was set to be a tight battle between Dolgopolov and Kuznetsov as they are head to head in the rankings on spot 88 (Kuznetsov) and 89 (Dolgopolov).

The crowd was ready but apparentley Kuznetsov wasn't as Dolgopolov had all the game on this sunny semi Saturday in Båstad. Dolgopolov made it easy on serve while Kuznetsov struggled holding his own and the Russian-Ukranian affair was over after only 64 minutes 63 62.

Dolgopolov will now face David Ferrer in the final on Sunday.


July 21, 2017

Ferrer sets semi-final clash with Verdasco

Their 21:st encounter on tour

Ten years difference between Ferrer and Laaksonen but only one point seperated the players in todays quarter-final.

Laaksonen, who just broke into the top 100 this week, was facing a Båstad veteran Ferrer who has won the tournament twice and plays his tenth SkiStar Swedish Open this year. Ferrer was the true favourite this time in their first encounter. But Laaksonen did not make it easy for Ferrer. Ferrer proved his skills when he managed to break Laaksonen in the end of the first set putting 75 on the score board.

Many might have though the second would be easier for the Spaniard but 3 double faults and some bad decision making made Laaksonen the winner of the second 63.

The third was a set of give and take where both players where brilliant as well as donated points to their adversary. A tie-breaker had to decide the outcome of this 2h 42 minute match and Ferrer made some fast winners and secured his semi-final spot 75 35 76(3) with fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco...it will be their 21:st encounter.

July 21, 2017

Verdasco reaches his fourth semi-final in Båstad

"My best match this year"

Todays quarter-final between Fernando Verdasco and Albert ramos-Vinolas was a copy of last years final where Ramos-Vinolas came out as the winner. This year Verdasco came out on top after playing the best match of the year according to himself.

The 24 ranked Ramos-Vinolas has shown great form on clay this year but dodn't manage to reach the level he played in last years final. Verdasco on the other hand played a brilliant tennis and the score 62 63 shows Verdasco is in true form.

July 21, 2017

Dolgopolov wins 2h battle to reach semi-final

The match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Karen Khachanov was played on court 1 with a packed stand around the court.

Both players required some time to adjust to a little wet conditions and a heavier court than usual. First set was all even and hade to be decided in a tie-break where Dolgopolov managed to squeeze through an extra winner and closed the set 76(5). Khachanov managed to bounce back and even though the numbers where fair it was a lot tougher than the score 63 in the Russians favour.

The deciding set was just like the first one and as the clock got closer two the 2 hour mark the tie-breaker was a fact. This time Dolgopolov proved more direct and finished it in 2h and 22 seconds.....7-2 in the breaker. After the 76(5 36 76(2) win he now faces another Russian in the semi-final as Kuznetsov dismissed Schwartzman.

July 20, 2017

Verdasco ousts Bagnis 63 62

Through the win Verdasco will play his 7:th quarter-final in Båstad.

Fernando Verdasco was the favourite in todays match vs Facundo Bagnis of Argentina.

The audience got to see a more agressive Verdasco than before in the tournament and he also managed to use the two chances he got to break Bagnis serve. Bagnis on the other hand didn't manage to the same which lead to a comfortable win for the fifth seed Verdasco.

Verdasco will play Ramos-Vinolas in the quarter-finals.

July 20, 2017

Verdasco ousts Bagnis 63 62

Through the win Verdasco will play his 7:th quarter-final in Båstad.

Fernando Verdasco was the favourite in todays match vs Facundo Bagnis of Argentina.

The audience got to see a more agressive Verdasco than before in the tournament and he also managed to use the two chances he got to break Bagnis serve. Bagnis on the other hand didn't manage to the same which lead to a comfortable win for the fifth seed Verdasco.

Verdasco will play Ramos-Vinolas in the quarter-finals.

July 20, 2017

Ymer duo through to semi-final

Another good win secures the Ymer brothers a spot in the semi-finals.

Again, a bigger crowd than usual for a doubles match, was gathered at Court 1. The Ymer brothers had something to do with that, naturally.

Second seed Zimonjic/Marrero, have 67 ATP titles between them, came to a good start leading 4-2 in the first before the Ymers managed to break and claim it 75. A frustrated Marrero missed some easy shots every now and than and Ymers used that to their advantage.

Also the second set came to be a tight affair and it had to be decided in a tie-breaker where Ymers came to a small lead in the start and than cruised to a clean victory 75 76(3)

July 20, 2017

Khachanov pulls through to the quarterfinals

Karen Khachanov made it in to the final 8 after clutching two match points against Ernests Gulbis

Gulbis, ranked 348, who made his way in to SkiStar Swedish Open thanks to a protected ranking won the first set 6-4.

The second set was nerv wracking. Gulbis had two match points at 6-5 but did not pull through.

In Gulbis stead came 33-ranked Khachanov, stealing the set in tiebreak.

The russian player won the last set 6-3. 

Khachanov will play in tomorrows quarterfinals.

 
Winner interview with Karen Khachanov.

July 19, 2017

Upsets on day three

Day three offered a few upsets, snow and a dazzling sunset

The fourth day of the SkiStar Swedish Open offered a few surprises.

Seventh seed Diego Schwartzman won the all Argentinian affair against fellow countryman Renzo Olivo. Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta had to retire in the third set against Kuznetsov due to an abdominal issue. The biggest upset of the day came when Henri Laaksonen dismissed the 2014 champion Pablo Cuevas 64 63.

Cuevas had shown great form on clay and was indeed a favourite this week in Båstad. Laaksonen will now face David Ferrer in the quarter-finals.

Ferrer played last match on center court and faced Dustin Brown. With a 4-0 advantage between them before the match Brown was the underdog but the Spaniard proved to strong and made it in straight sets 62 63.

The Ymer brothers made it in the doubles when they won their first doubles match against Podlipnik-Castillo/Vasilevski 64 63.

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 18, 2017

Elias Ymer fought untill the end against Fernando Verdasco

It was close for Elias Ymer, but Fernando Verdasco came out on top

The first encounter Fernando Verdasco hade with the "Ymer brother" was last year in Stockholm Open where younger brother Mikael Ymer defeated the Spaniard in the first round.

Many Swedes hoped today that bigger brother Elias could copy his brothers scalp and the crowd almost got what they where hoping for. Elias Ymer was the one who directed the first set and Verdasco stood helpless when Ymer fired a steaming cross court forehand to win the first set 64. But Verdasco found momentum and Ymer did not manage to keep his first serve percentage high enough which invited the 39 ranked Verdasco back in the game and claimed second set 63.

The final set came to be a real drama where Ymer save match points and had two chancdes to break at 45 but Verdasco managed to steer clear and finish it all 46 63 64.

Verdasco interview below.

July 18, 2017

Ferrer clear to the second round

Ferrer faced Delbonis in the first round of the SkiStar Swedish open 2017.

David Ferrer made his 10:th start at the SkiStar Swedish Open today and was set up against qualifier Federico Delbonis of Argentina.

They had met twice before but Ferrer had the upper hand with a 2-0 lead between them and can now add another win to the stats. Ferrer who has been of the court due to injuries made a mini comeback today here in Båstad and secured his place in the second round after the 63 64 win.

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Bagnis to the second round

Facundo Bagnis to strong for Tommy Haas

Tommy Haas looked very comfortable today cruising in the beginning of the first set until Facundo Bagnis woke up and it had to be decided in a tie-breaker where Haas came out on top.

But Haas struggled more in the second and Bagnis looked more and more comfortable on court and wrapped it up 63 62.

Bagnis will now face the winner of Ymer vs Verdasco in the second round.

July 17, 2017

Mikael Ymer fought but Laaksonen won

Tough debute for the young Mikael Ymer

Mikael Ymer made his debute in SkiStar Swedish Open today facing Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland.

The 18-year-old Mikael Ymer fought well in a tough game against the Swizz who just entered the top 100 for the first time of his career.

The two broke eachothers serves 7 times in the first set and the young Swede had a set point but Laaksonen won the crucial points and turned it around winning it in a tie-break. Second set was as tight as the first but Laaksonen kept on winning the important points and finished it 75. Match highlights below.



July 17, 2017

July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

Båstad is set to start celebrating its 70:th aniversary in Style.

Top seed this year is Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.

The draws have been made in Båstad and we are looking forward to a great week of tennis.

Top seed this year is Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and he is followed by fellow Spaniard, and last years winner of the tournament, Albert Ramos-Vinolas as seed No 2. The Spaniards are followed by Karen Khachanov and Pablo Cuevas who will start their Båstad campaign in the second round.

Swedens best player,Elias Ymer, will face another Spanish star in Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco makes his 10:th start in the tournament and has been in the final twice (-13,-16)

Younger brother Mikael Ymer will play Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland. Laaksonen reached the QF in the Båstad Challenger this week and plays his third SkiStar Swedish Open.

July 15, 2017

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July 09, 2017

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July 05, 2017

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June 28, 2017

Second round loss for Elias Ymer

Heavy exit for the Swede who lost to three year younger Britt

The WImbledon adventure is over for Elias Ymer.

The Swedish no1 made it past the first qualification round. But in the second the 18 year old Britt Jay Clarke sent Ymer home by winning in straigt sets, 6-4, 7-6.

South of London, in Eastbourne by the English Channel, Richard Gasquet made it to the second round. The Frenchman who will do his first appearence in Skistar Swedish Open won a tough tre set battle over American Frances Tiafoe, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3.

June 27, 2017

June 26, 2017

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

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June 02, 2017

May 30, 2017

Upset by Verdasco against Zverer

Spanish veterans through in Paris

Fernando Verdasco is through to the second round in Paris after defeating Alexander Zverev in four sets. The 20 year old German who broke in to the top 10 on the ATP world ranking won last weeks Masters event in Rome could not repeat the great game from the past week.

The vetran Verdasco, last years runner up in Skistar Swedish Open has annonced that he will return to Båstad this summer. In the next round he will face home player Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

David Ferrer will join Verdasco to Skistar Swedish Open, which he won in 2012. Ferrer fought tough battle against Donald Young to reach the second round. The match lasted almost 4,5h and Ferrer pulled off a 13-11 victory in the 5th set.

December 22, 2016

July 15, 2016

Ramos-Vinolas Champion 2016

The 28 year old won his first title on the ATP Tour

Albert Ramos-Vinolas is the champion of Swedish Open 2016. Ramos-Vinolas defeted Fernando Verdasco in the final on Sunday 6-3, 6-4.

It was the Spaniards first title on the ATP Tour and the 28 year old was handed the prize from the hand of the Swedish tennis ledgend Björn Borg.

 

July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

Winner interview with Albert Ramos-Vinolas who iw ready for the final on Sunday

A verry happy Ramos-Vinolas talking to Karin Frick about his match today. Vamos Albert!

July 15, 2016

Final four set: Ferrer, Verdasco, Ramos-Violas all in for Spain. Elias shakes it up for Portugal.

July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

July 14, 2016

Swedish outsider Söderlund is out

David Ferrer against Dustin Brown will be Fridays big match in Båstad

Today the saga ended for the young Swede Carl Söderlund who earned a wild card to Skistar Swedish Open. Second seeded Joao Sousa won in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

I'm very disappointed, I missed too many easy shots that I normally make, said Söderlund to the press after the match.

David Ferrer joined Sousa to the quarter-finals after beating the young French willd card player Calvin Hemery. But the 34-year old Spaniard had to ficght to overcome the 21-year old Hemery who is ranked 378 in the world. Ferrer dropped to one set behind before fighting back winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

I must play better against Dustin tomorrow was Ferrer's conclusion after the match.

Dustin Brown defeated Aljaz Bedene 2-1.

July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016

July 13, 2016

Verdasco through to quarter-finals

 The Spanish veteran cruised in to the last 8 after 6-,3, 6-2 against Albert Montanes. Verdascos appearance on the center court on Friday against Facundo Bagnis will be his 6th quarter final in Båstad.
 
Other players through to the quarter-finals are Arnaboldi Evgeny and Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
 
In the dubbles the young Swedish team with Isak Arvidsson and Fred Simonsson are through to the second round after straigh sets win over Roberto Carballes Baena/Taro Daniel.

 

July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016

Fifth seed Fernando Verdasco cruises through to second round.

Verdasco did not dissapoint today when he played the first match on center court. He faced qualifyer Henri Laaksonen of Swizerland and the Spaniard only lost 5 games in the match that lasted 80 minutes.

Verdasco served well with a first serve percentage of 75%, second highest percentage this year on clay. The serve is indeed an important weapon for Verdasco. Verdasco will face the winner between Ymer and Montanes.

July 12, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

Video highlights Monday at SkiStar Swedish Open

An exciting first day here in Båstad has come to an end. The sun was shining over the Bjäre peninsula where Donskoy and Bedene are through to the second round.

July 11, 2016

Lindell the happy Swede of the day

Christian Lindell has before played main draw in SkiStar Swedish Open, The French Open and If Stockholm Open but he is especially happy this time entering the tournament.

The Swede was on fire today dismissing Maxim Dubarenco i straight sets 62 64.

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

Evgeny Donskoy through to second round after defeating Khachanov

Evgeny Donskoy won the all Russian encounter today on center court.

It took the 79 ranked Donskoy 2 and a half hour to dismiss young rising star Karen Khachanov ranked just outside the top 100. Next up for Donskoy will be the winner between Arnaboldi and Trungelliti.

July 11, 2016

Christian Lindell through to the SkiStar Swedish Open main draw

With Christian Lindell winning his qualifying final there will be 5 Swedish players in the main draw.

A happy Christian Lindell is through after dismissing Maxim Dubarenco of Belarus in straight sets 62 64.

Next up will be Gastao Elias (89) of Portugal.

July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016

July 08, 2016

The draw opens up for some great tennis and an all Swedish encounter

Elias Ymer, Swedens highest ranked player, will for the first time get into a ATP-tour event main draw on his ranking.

-This is really a big boost for me. It feels great not needing a wild card says Elias Ymer.

After todays draw at the SkiStar Swedish Open Elias met the media and discussed his draw against Spaniard and clay specialist Albert Montanes.

-It's a tough draw but there are no easy draws on the level, says Elias who has met the 35-year old Spaniard twice.The two has also trained together in Barcelona.

Elias Ymer is accompanied by three fellow Swedes who all are making their debute on this level.

Isak Arvidsson - 23-years old
- This is what I have dreamed of since I was here watching the tournament when I was 10. It's a fantastic feeling and exciting to make my debute here in Båstad. Arvidsson faces Aljaz Bedene (ranked 56) in the first round.

Fred Simonsson will face fellow countryman Carl Söderlund. -It's a bit unlucky for them to meet in the first round but it also guarantees a Sweden in the second round, says Simon Aspelin from the tournament..

July 08, 2016

Three Swedish Wild cards presented.

Carl Söderlund (pic), Isak Arvidsson and Fred Simonsson. All make their ATP-tour debut in singles.

Carl Söderlund is the biggest surprise when it comes to these three wild cards dealt today at the SkiStar Swedish Open. The 19-year old, from Stockholm, reached the semi-finals at the Båstad Challenger. He dismissed Christian Lindell (311), Thomas Fabbiano (113) and former Top 50 Daniel Gimeno-Traver (159).

Fred Simonsson (678) and Isak Arvidsson (524) plays doubles at the Båstad Challenger and will do so at the SkiStar Swedish Open but they will both make their debut in singles on the ATP-tour level.

Swede Marcus Ericsson (461) and Frenchman Calvin Hemery (327) recieves Wild cards to the qualification. that starts July 10.

 

July 07, 2016

Welcome to the main draw Mr Ymer, Mr Brown, Mr Berlocq and Mr Fabbiano.

On the pic, Swede Carl Söderlund who is surprising the home crowd and has reached QF in the Båstad Challenger. Who knows....he might be able to challenge below players next week.


Audience pleaser Dustin Brown, well known for his spectacular way of playing tennis as well as his dread-lock hair, will make his third start at the SkiStar Swedish Open. Did you know Brown has a 2-0 head to head vs no other than Rafael Nadal who he dismissed from Wimbledon last year.

Home favourite Elias Ymer has done well on the Challenger tour this year and has a title on clay from Italy. He is currently playing the Challenger in Båstad, the week before the ATP tournament.
Previous winner Carlos Berlocq claimed his first ATP title here in Båstad three years ago.

July 07, 2016

Welcome to the main draw Mr Ymer, Mr Brown, Mr Berlocq and Mr Fabbiano.

On the pic, Swede Carl Söderlund who is surprising the home crowd and has reached QF in the Båstad Challenger. Who knows....he might be able to challenge below players next week.


Audience pleaser Dustin Brown, well known for his spectacular way of playing tennis as well as his dread-lock hair, will make his third start at the SkiStar Swedish Open. Did you know Brown has a 2-0 head to head vs no other than Rafael Nadal who he dismissed from Wimbledon last year.

Home favourite Elias Ymer has done well on the Challenger tour this year and has a title on clay from Italy. He is currently playing the Challenger in Båstad, the week before the ATP tournament.
Previous winner Carlos Berlocq claimed his first ATP title here in Båstad three years ago.

July 05, 2016

Kick off & SEB kids day

Den nya Challengern i tennismeckat blir en härlig uppvärmning inför nästa veckas SkiStar Swedish Open.

Extra intressant blir det förstås att följa Sverigeettan Elias Ymer och de andra fyra hemmahoppen. Här finns ett gyllene tillfälle för Christian Lindell, Isak Arvidsson, Markus Eriksson och Carl Söderlund – som alla fått wild card - att imponera på Swedish Open-ledningen. En bra insats denna vecka kan mycket väl leda till en friplats även i ATP-turneringen.

Den nya Challengern är den första på grus på svensk mark och visar upp ett starkt startfält. Där finns till exempel tre topp 100-spelare: Evgeny Donskoy (78), Horacio Zeballos (83) och Carlos Berlocq (95).

Fjärde bäst rankade är Thomas Fabbiano (113) och det är honom Elias Ymer ställs mot i första omgången.

Samtliga svenskar finns på övre halvan och ett är säkert: det blir minst ett hemmahopp i andra omgången. Christian Lindell och Carl Söderlund möts nämligen.

July 26, 2015

Paire, first french winner since 1981

First time winner Benoit Paire overcame the tough wind and two time champ Tommy Robredo

Benoit Paire stood up against the tough windy conditions on the center court and against two time winner Tommy Robredo.

The 26-year old Frenchman dismissed the spanish veteran who calls Båstad his "second home" in two straight sets. The first set went in to tiebreak and Benoit showed great courage and admirable touch when he finished it of with drop shot, well out of Robredo’s reach.

From there the match was an uphill struggle for the 33-year old Spaniard who did not find a way to master the Frenchman. The second act was a far more confortable journey for Benoit ending it 63.