Alexander Zverev is coming to Stockholm Open 2021
Alexander Zverev to Stockholm Open 2021
With a year until match start, the prestigious tennis tournament Stockholm Open is releasing its first major player for 2021 - Alexander "Sascha" Zverev. The news is released at the same time that this year's Stockholm Open tournament, which was canceled due to the pandemic, would have been held at The Royal Tennis Hall. 23-year-old Sascha is thus the first player to be presented in next year's line-up.
The battle for the perfect player line-up is in full swing for the 2021 ATP Tour. Through its more than 50-year history, the Stockholm Open tournament has become a favorite among elite players, and German Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, ranked seventh in the world, has now signed for both the 2021 and 2022 tournaments.
"Stockholm has a rich history for tennis with some of the all-time greats coming from Sweden. I have been fortunate to meet several of the Swedish legends: Bjorn, Mats, and Stefan, the list goes on. I have grown up with Elias and Mikael so maybe if the draw aligns, it would be fun to play them again. I have played in Stockholm as a young pro on tour, but now with more experience under my belt and going in as one of the top seeds, I hope I can bring home the title, says Sascha Zverev.
Ever since the first Stockholm Open tournament in 1969, tennis stars such as Borg, McEnroe, Becker, Björkman, Federer, and Tsitsipas have displayed world-class tennis at The Royal Tennis Hall. Thomas Enqvist, a three-time winner of the Stockholm Open, is Tournament Director and responsible for finding and signing the best mix of players.
"Despite his young age, Sascha Zverev has already established himself at the top of the world elite in tennis. His merits from the victory in the ATP Finals 2018, the final place in the US Open this year, confirms everyone's expectations that Zverev will be one of the players who will dominate men's tennis in the future. He is the perfect player for us, and it is fantastic to have him on board both 2021 and 2022", says Thomas Enqvist, Tournament Director, Stockholm Open.
At the same time as players are courted and signed for the coming tennis years, the organization behind the Stockholm Open is working to broaden and develop the tournament's other activities and commitments further. Stockholm Open plans to promote and work with world-class tennis in conjunction with greater commitment to the development of Swedish tennis, both on and off the court
"Stockholm Open will be seen and heard in new places and in new ways. Both Stockholmers, tennis fans and partners will notice", Thomas Enqvist continues, who remains somewhat secretive about the detailed plans.
A total of 162 winners have been crowned through Stockholm Open’s 51-year history. The singles players who have been at the top of the podium since the start in 1969, will be presented weekly on Instagram @stockholmopen until next year's tournament week starts on 16-24 October 2021.
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Moa Abrahamsson, Press contact Stockholm Open