Stockholm Open

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The Stockholm Open is a professional tennis tournament that is currently a part of the ATP 250 Series. Held in Stockholm, Sweden, the event is held at the Kungliga Tennishallen and is owned by a number of institutions including Tennis Stockholm, the Stockholm Public Lawn Tennis Club, and The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm.

Held in the second week of November, recent winners include American tennis player Tommy Paul and the doubles team-up of Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni.

About

The tournament was established in 1969. As of 2021, it has had 51 editions. Only the 2020 edition was not played because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The event is held at the Kungliga Tennishallen which is located in Lidingovagen 75, Stockholm. It has a seating capacity of 5000 and was built in 1943. At some point in the 1980s and early 1990s, the courts had carpeted surfaces. Since 1995 they have switched to and stuck with hardcourt surfaces. Also, from 1989 to 1994, the open moved for a short while to the Globe Arena.

It was established in 1969 with the help of Sven Davidson. When it was established, the Stockholm Open was a part of the ITF Independent Tour and the Grand Prix Tennis Circuit. For some time. It was also a part of the WCT Tennis Circuit and Super 9. When the ATP was established the Stockholm Open was made a part of the ATP World Series from 1995 to 1997.

For a decade, it was a part of the ATP International Series. Later, it was made a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series. Sporadically, the Stockholm Open also catered to a women’s competition but eventually, they became exclusive to the ATP.

Notable Players

Some of the more notable players who have won the singles championship at the Stockholm Open include Stan Smith, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Thomas Enqvist, James Blake, Tomas Berdych, and Juan Martin del Potro.

All of the players mentioned have won the Stockholm Open singles championship more than once. McEnroe and Becker tie for the most wins at four each.

The most successful doubles player at the Stockholm Open is Kevin Ullyett from Zimbabwe who has won a doubles title 5 times.

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