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It's that time of year again! :) The Stockholm Open starts next week, and so of course the qualifying draw is packed with Swedes. Here they are, more specifically:

Prpic, Filip SWE
Flygt, Kalle SWE
Timfjord, Nicklas SWE
Lovén, Fredrik SWE plays Larsson, Magnus (6) SWE
Vinciguerra, Andreas (2) SWE
Andersson, Daniel SWE plays Veres, Robert SWE
Settergren, Johan SWE
Andersson, Henrik SWE
Berntson, Pierre (wc) SWE
Hellström, Mathias SWE
Sarstrand, Marcus SWE
Fröberg, Jonas (WC) SWE plays Örtegren, Johan SWE
Ryderstedt, Michael (WC) SWE
Johansson, Joachim SWE

Good luck, boys! :bounce:
 

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By the way, I think that Robin Söderling is gonna play this tournament too, he's swedish and he's a upcoming star, he's only 18 I guess, so I think he received a wildcard or something.
But I'm almost sure that he's playing.
 

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Yes, Robin Soderling did receive a wildcard :)

Here are some qualifying results:

Johansson, Joachim SWE - Pretzsch, Axel (8) GER 6:1 6:2
Larsson, Magnus (6) SWE - Lovén, Fredrik SWE 7:5 6:1
Vinciguerra, Andreas (2) SWE - Moodie, Wesley RSA 7:6 7:6
Settergren, Johan SWE -Vliegen, Kristof (7) BEL 3:6 6:3 6:3
Tiilikainen, Kim FIN - Ryderstedt, Michael (wc) SWE 6:7 6:3 6:2
Timfjord, Nicklas SWE - Hanescu, Victor ROM 6:2 6:0
Andersson, Daniel SWE - Veres, Robert SWE 6:2 6:3
Black, Wayne ZIM - Godwin, Neville RSA 6:3 2:6 7:6
 

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Swedes left in the qualifying draw (and their second round matches):

Nicklas Timfjord SWE vs (6) Magnus Larsson SWE
(2) Andreas Vinceguerra SWE vs Daniel Andersson SWE
Johan Settergren SWE vs Wayne Black ZIM
Henrik Andersson SWE vs (WC) Pierre Bernston SWE
(WC) Jonas Froberg SWE vs Edwin Kempes NED
Joachim Johansson SWE vs Kim Tiilikainen FIN
 

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from the official site:
20-10-02

Four Swedes through to the qualifying round

With six of the eight second round qualifying matches completed, we already have four Swedes through to the qualifying round. These are Joachim Johansson, Andreas Vinciguerra, Johan Settergren and Magnus Larsson.

Joachim Johansson was first up on center court and continued the great form that he showed yesterday. Finland's Kim Tiilikainen, a solid baseliner , won the first set 6-3 but then found himself being outplayed by Johansson's big guns. "PimPim" will now face Edwin Kempes, who ousted Jonas Fröberg in a late Sunday match.

Andreas Vinciguerra was next up against Daniel Andersson. In their first meeting ever, "Vinci" was using his big forehand to win comfortably by 6-1, 6-3. He will now battle it out with Johan Settergren for a place in the main draw. Settergren won a close contest against well-known Wayne Black, coming back from one set down to win 7-6 in the decider.

On center court, Magnus Larsson and Nicklas Timfjord faced each other for the second time in their careers. Just like in Båstad five years ago, Larsson won in two straight sets. Larsson has one hurdle left on his way to the main draw - Dutch player John van Lottum. Van Lottum has looked sharp so far with two straight set wins against Prpic yesterday and Bartlomiej Dabrowski today.

In today's only other non-Swedish battle, Slovakian Davis Cup player Karol Beck won against Peter Wessels. He will now play Pierre Berntsson, who won an all Swedish encounter against Henrik Andersson in straight sets.

The main draw starts tomorrow with some big names in action. The number three seed Guillermo Canas is up against Andre Sa at approximately 4:00 PM. That match is followed by an interesting first round match-up between last year's finalist Jarkko Nieminen and Todd Martin, a champion in Stockholm four years ago. The last match of the day on center court, not before 8:30 PM, will be a doubles match being played between World number one Lleyton Hewitt pairing up with Sweden's Joachim Johansson against the doubles specialists Jeff Coetzee and Chris Haggard. On court number one, Chile's Marcelo Rios will also be in doubles action together with Juan Ignacio Chela. They have a tough draw as they will face Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett. Other interesting top players on court number one tomorrow are Tommy Robredo and Paradorn Srichaphan.
 

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Ok, so why does Thomas E. have to play Hewitt :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: The guy is making a comeback and now he has to play that brat who he lost to the last 4 or 5 times they played. Life isn't fair.
 

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Final Round of Qualifying Results:

(1) John van Luttom d. Magnus Larsson 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
(2) Andreas Vinceguerra d. Johan Settergren 7-6, 6-3
(5) Karol Beck d. (WC) Pierre Bernston 6-2, 6-1
 

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Play is finished for the day, with two Swedes coming through the doubles matches :)

Lleyton Hewitt/Joachim Johansson d. Jeff Coetzee/Chris Haggard 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

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Stephen Huss/Johan Landsberg d. Magnus Larsson/Andreas Vinceguerra 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
 

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Francine & Ma. Estefania:

I guess it's just the luck of the draw :( Hopefully Thomas can discover himself and give the potato an indoors lesson :D

Goodness knows Basel really made a mess of the draw, too, pitting the Swiss boys against each other in the first or second rounds :rolleyes:
 

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Hewitt advances on walkover

October 22, 2002

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Lleyton Hewitt reached the second round of the Stockholm Open when three-time champion Thomas Enqvist withdrew a few hours before Tuesday's match with a shoulder injury.

The top-seeded Hewitt, just 43 points ahead of Andre Agassi in the ATP Champions Race, will play Raemon Sluiter next.

In other action, Jan-Michael Gambill fought off a match point and beat Olivier Rochus 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (8), Michael Llodra defeated John van Lottum 6-3, 6-2, eighth-seeded Rainer Schuettler eliminated Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-2, and Andreas Vinciguerra of Sweden ousted Karol Beck 7-6 (5), 6-1.
 

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from the official site:

Joachim Johansson wins first ATP match

For the first time in his career, Joachim Johansson has won a main draw match in an ATP level tournament. He defeated Albert Portas 6-3, 6-3. "Pim-Pim" has lost in the first round of all four ATP tournaments he has played before. In Stockholm, he has received a Wild card both in 2000 (lost to Ulihrach) and in 2001 (lost to Vinciguerra).

This year, he entered the tournament as a qualifier after wins against Axel Pretzsch, Kim Tiilikainen and Edwin Kempes. Today's opponent, Albert Portas, came directly from the Challenger clay court season and couldn't adjust to the surface of the Royal Tennis Hall.

In the next round, Joachim will face Fabrice Santoro.
 
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