I don't know if this qualifies as news but, when he had his operation in January this year, he wasn't allowed to fly for a few months (I think).
However, a girl who won a competition on Jonas Bjorkmans website, saw Magnus in the plane seat in front of her, on the flight from Sweden to Monte Carlo. She was going to the Monte Carlo tournament. So, at least that's some progress :-/
I still think Magnus will try everything to play Båstad.
This is his fave tournament and I guess when there is a chance,
he will also try to play.
I guess if he can´t play than he will be there and practice cos he has many top sparring partners there.
But anyway, as long as they did not write anything on the Swedish Open homepage, I am still hoping that he will play Båstad