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spiceboy
Oct 19th, 2003, 11:02 PM
With only two weeks of tennis tournaments left this year Sweden faces the grim reality that it may post its first title-less year in 30 years at ATP or WTA level :sad: :sad:

Just three years ago, in 2000, Swedes ATP players won 11 titles, more than any other country that year. Magnus Norman alone won five tournaments. :o :o :o

Sonf@
Oct 19th, 2003, 11:04 PM
That's what happens when all your top players are old and out of shape :angel:

TennisHack
Oct 19th, 2003, 11:38 PM
Magnus Norman just had surgery.

Thomas Johansson is still struggling with knee and shoulder problems.

Thomas Enqvist has had boughts with injuries as well as a few headcase issues.

Jonas Bjorkman and Robin Soderling are currently the top-ranked Swedes :eek: and you can believe they won't let Stockholm pass them by without a fight.

CanadianBoy21
Oct 19th, 2003, 11:40 PM
Magnus Norman :sad:
I hope he comes back next year...

Central
Oct 20th, 2003, 12:27 AM
Stockholm tournament field doesn't seem to be too strong, so it might happen there... but even though I think that either Enqvist or Jonas can have a good tournament there, winning it seems to be out of their reach :o

esquímaux
Oct 20th, 2003, 12:34 AM
Magnus Norman just had surgery.

Thomas Johansson is still struggling with knee and shoulder problems.




I remember Johansson...boy was he a hottie

TennisHack
Oct 20th, 2003, 02:57 AM
Personally, I'm holding out hope that my Finn Jarkko Nieminen can snap up his first title in Stockholm ;) but I'll take a Swedish winner too ;)

Smart
Oct 20th, 2003, 09:33 AM
Sweden has had a poor season, yeah, but Björkman and co have still a lot to do at the Stockholm Open.