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.